Stories from travels in

Africa

Tinggly: Giving stories, not stuff since 2014

Tinggly isn’t a place. It’s not somewhere to put on your bucket list. It’s not a must-see attraction. It facilitates travel experiences. And does it

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