Not Africa


    Fine wine and new friends in Santiago

    I've started a whole new life in Santiago, teaching English to adults. Here's how it's going so far..
  • Viva Valencia

    I've just rediscovered a pair of shorts that I bought years ago in Valencia. So I dug out this story for some happy memories!
  • Colombia is more than a little crazy

    If you think Colombia is a little on the wild side, you're absolutely right. It makes a great place for an adventure, though.
  • Let the train take the strain

    Exploring the incredible Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru is a dream destination for many people, and right now, we all need to dream about the good things still to come.
  • Singles, sex and the big Bangkok theory

    This year's Christmas and New Year will be very different. I'll be at home alone in Joburg, since the group tours I usually join are all suspended by the Covid pandemic.
  • Encounters in Ethiopia

    Men, monkeys and priests provide some memorable moments in this land of ancient wonders