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Madagascar #4 – Landscapes, livelihoods and lemurs

Dear friends, After the two National Parks in the north, and another overnight stay in Antananarivo, we flew to the far south, landing in Port Dauphin after looking down on some lovely country, mountains, rivers and lagoons and a long coastline, the breakers white against the deep blue of the Indian Ocean. From Port Dauphin [...]

2018-04-22T15:43:24+00:00April 22nd, 2018|Animals, Culture, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Madagascar #1 – On the road to the north

Dear friends, I have spent the last two weeks in Madagascar, the world's fourth-largest island and home to some truly unique flora and fauna. After flying into the capital city, Antananarivo which became the pivot, we flew to the north, then the south and finally drove to the east. In the north, starting out from Diego [...]

Zanzibar #1 – Stonetown

Dear friends, Yep, I'm travelling again.  This time to spend a few days in Zanzibar with a friend and then on to Madagascar to explore the National Parks for a couple of weeks. I flew from Bangkok to Zanzibar via Nairobi and Kilimanjaro which afforded me some magnificent views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru rising above [...]

Oman #8 – Castles, crystals and camels

Dear friends, My final story from Oman comes from the wonderful southern city of Salalah where we spent three days in and around the city, visiting the beautiful coastline where there were more camels than people on the long white beaches, learning about the ancient trade in frankincense, seeing the tombs of holy men, relaxing [...]

Oman #7 – A voyage, villages and vistas galore

Dear friends, This day our voyage in Oman continued with a magnificent and for some, a nail-biting, drive through the mountains from Nizwa back to Muscat. The views were magnificent, the road challenging and the village of Bilad Sayt nestled under the barren crags very charming and photogenic. From one of the highest vantage points, what [...]

2017-11-16T21:45:28+00:00November 16th, 2017|Culture, photography, Travel, Uncategorized|0 Comments