I first visited South Africa in 2007. At 17 I had left my friends and family behind to live and study in Cape Town for a year. In a matter of days I was in love – with the people, the culture and the natural beauty….Posted on: May 3rd in Africa, Beautiful Places by Becky Padmore.
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Steeped in culture and mystic, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination for many Western travellers. Though it’s located not too far from Europe it’s seems a world away in both tradition and scenery and is a land with an extremely strong identify….Posted on: October 2nd in Africa, Our Trips by Becky Padmore.
Morocco is many things to many people, but upon arriving in Marrakech – teeming with traders in the souks and restaurant hustlers in Jemaa el-Fna square – you might not think it’s the ideal place for a bit of quiet contemplation and stress-free relaxation. Remember though, you’re in North Africa….Posted on: September 23rd in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
To mark the occasion of my 50th (country visited, not my birthday…) I knew I wanted to do something special. Since watching the entire original Star Wars trilogy at a Brighton cinema in 1983 I’ve been a massive fan of George Lucas’ mythical universe…Posted on: August 5th in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
As I touched down in the country Winston Churchill once called “The Pearl of Africa” I wondered why neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania gets the lions share of travel press coverage while Uganda only seems to gets a tiny morsel. When I told my friends I was off to the landlocked East African country…Posted on: July 8th in Africa by Lee Hubbard.
On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Spending three days in Marrakech, one of our days was spent in the company of Lalla Fatima at her cooking school…Posted on: July 4th in Africa by Lee Hubbard.
On the 18th May we flew out to the exotic North African country to start our seven night Moroccan adventure with the independent travel experts Rickshaw Travel. Starting in Marrakech we tackled the terracotta mazes of the Medina, learned how to cook tagines in Lalle Fatima’s cooking school, drove through the hair-pin bends of the Atlas mountains, rode camels through the Sahara desert, explored ancient fortress towns and stayed some of the most delicately ornate Riads…Posted on: June 2nd in Africa, Our Trips, Travel by Becky Padmore.
From rare mountain gorilla tracking to endangered rhino spotting, African safaris are becoming an increasingly popular travel option. Here are our collective favourites offering an unspoilt authentic safari experience guaranteed to please even the most hardened travel snobs…Posted on: June 2nd in Africa, Travel Snobs by Becky Padmore.
In December our writer Lee and three other travel bloggers flew from a cold rainy London to the small African country with a friendly reputation (courtesy of The Gambia Experience). They spent four days sampling the most beautiful tourist sites the Gambia has to offer, firstly staying in the heart of the African bush…Posted on: April 29th in Africa, Travel by Lee Hubbard.
Although this landlocked African country is home to some uniquely beautiful landscapes (including brilliant red sand dunes and the world’s largest salt pans) it’s all about the wildlife. Botswana is filled with sprawling open savannahs which teem with migrating mammals…Posted on: April 18th in Africa, Beautiful Places, Travel by Becky Padmore.