All the way back in 2003, I took a 10 month sabbatical to travel to Europe, Latin America and South East Asia. This was a time before blogs, so I kept everyone up to date with my travels via email. I’ve included all of these emails in this blog as I sent them, complete with bad spelling and poor grammar. I’ve also added in a few photos I took on the trip. I’ve split the emails into 6 separate blogs to make it easier to read.
Anne and I head pretty much as far north as is possible without being a polar explorer in search of polar bears! A wonderful week exploring Svalbard on a Wild-Eye photographic expedition on board the M/S Stockholm.
Hunting for tigers in Nagarhole national park, drinking coffee in Coorg and beer in Bangalore
Madurai is a small city in the southern interior of India famous for the massive, colorful Meenakshi Amman Temple. The huge complex stretches over 6 hectares (although some parts are only open to Hindus) and was built in the 17th century, although the area has been the sight of an important temple for much longer.…… Continue reading A Walk on the Wild Side
Our 2016 highlights reel
Mapungubwe National Park and Pafuri trails Blogged by Anne We arrived back into South Africa via the Pont Drift border post which means a short 4×4-only drive across the Limpopo River. The border post is only open to vehicles in the dry season, when the river is full it is pedestrians only via a rickety…… Continue reading Fever Dreams
For our last few days in Botswana we had decided to head to Tuli, on the border of Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. However, to break up the long journey from the Okavango we spent a few nights at the Khama Rhino Sanctuary (http://www.khamarhinosanctuary.org.bw) near the town of Serowe. Khama is a small private community…… Continue reading Up close and personal