I visited South Africa for the first time, weighed down not with expectations but with preconceptions. While there, I wrote a piece for the Budapest Times: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I’d realised that I’d been travelling simply to see places rather than travelling to learn about and understand more of this world we live in. That one trip shaped how I’ve travelled since.
Cape Verde is a wish. Morocco was an adventure. In South Africa and Tanzania I was fortunate to have local friends. To really do Africa justice, that local connection is very important. Through my workshops, I’ve met many friends from Africa and in addition to Cape Verde, Botswana is high on my list, as is a visit to the Namib desert to see the desert flowers in bloom.