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Stories from travels in

Africa

Zanzibar: Asante Sana

The older I get, the more nervous I get when I travel. No. It’s not nervousness, it’s anxiety. When I’m ready to come home, I

Zanzibar: Nafurahi Kukuona Stone Town

I’m easily confused. I have no sense of direction. I couldn’t find my way out of a paper bag on a good day. Had I

Zanzibar: Jambo Safari Blue

I’m not a particularly strong swimmer. And I like having control of a situation. No surprise then that snorkelling isn’t high on my list of

Zanzibar: Slave Market

High on my list of things to see in Zanzibar was the slave monument by Swedish sculptor Clara Sönäs. I have a peculiar fascination with

Zanzibar: Changuu Island

A visit to Prison Island – called after a prison that was never used as a prison – is listed as a top attraction in

Zanzibar: Karibu @Upendo

I like to think I can go with the flow, but deep down I want to know what’s happening and when. I struggle with this

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Zanzibar: Pole Pole

We landed in Zanzibar after a three-hour layover in Nairobi on schedule at 1.35 am, robbed by darkness of that all-important first impression.

Destination Wish List: Cabo Verde

I was born asking questions. Seconds after I popped into the world, I opened my mouth and screamed whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! Nothing much has changed in the

Scrubbing down in Morocco

It’s been a long time since anyone scrubbed me down and washed me. The last time was most likely during a hospital stay in Cherry

Essaouira doors

Opened or closed?

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live. So said Flora Whittemore, an American woman who lived till 103 and

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