Dhowtful September 9th 1993 Zanzibar, a small island off the coast of Tanzania, had captured my imagination ever since learning about the exotic spice island in my history class. As if the prospect of going to this tropical paradise wasn't enough to feed my fantasy, an opportunity to travel there by traditional motorized, cargo dhow boat was more than I could resist.
Eager to escape the stinking cesspool of Mombasa my tra ... read more
Africa » Kenya » Coast Province » Mombasa Founding president and liberation struggle icon Jomo KENYATTA led Kenya from independence until his death in 1978, when President Daniel Toroitich arap MOI took power in a constitutional succession. The country was a de facto one-party state from 196... ... read more
I'm a regular mum of two precocious boys and am also a photographer/ writer. My travel these days is hit and miss due to my domestic responsibilities and my travel ethos has also changed over the years involving an increased level of creature comforts (i.e. taking the single supplement rather than the multiple one with resident rats). My travel odyessies began before dinosaurs roamed the earth, a time where email, internet and mobile phone use were only in the domain of the rich and famous and certainly not for those whom cohabitate with rats. It may seem incredulous to Gen Y'ers but somehow I... full info