It Seemed a Good Idea at the Time... May 13th 2008 The Simien Mountains - one of the most beautiful ranges in Africa, and the destination for a journey beset with unwelcome surprises. Planning for this hike began in the town of Gonder, where I was besieged with offers of packaged tours to the mountains - touts should always be viewed with great suspicion. They provided me with dubious prices for scouts, mules, handlers and cooks, and asserted th ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Amhara Region » Simien Mountains Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
Passionate about travelling and discovering the world, especially destinations that many consider to be dangerous. Based in Dubai but travelling most of the year. Due to this wonderful website that is Travelblog, travel has become my profession, and I express my experiences through writing, photography, social media and public speaking.
Current Location: Kenya
This is a video interview I gave via Google Hangout to Australia in June 2014. It best explains why and how I have made the transition to a full time career in independent trave... full info