We had barely known each other for a day when I realized I knew just the perfect birthday present for Gav. Sitting by a fire on a campsite in Tarifa we agreed that bringing a hammock on the trip around
What a beautiful tool Flickr is! A few weeks ago Sarah Essbai approached me about using some of the Casablanca pictures I had uploaded to Flickr for a blog post she was working on. Of course I said yes. And now
Happy New Year, everyone! For those of us who partied a bit harder last night a good coffee might help. One of the great mysteries of Africa is the horrible coffee you get in most places. Despite the fact that some
Two kinds of tea – in multiple regional varieties – are prevalent across Africa. In the North ‘Berber tea’ or ‘Tuareg whiskey’ is served almost everywhere. In the former British colonies, chai is ever-present. In Morocco, tourism is visibly an important
There are a few foods that will accompany you through large parts of the African continent: the infamous roasted chicken, fried banana and plantains; in the tropics, yams and sweet potato. And of course, Africa's version of polenta: fufu, ugali, sadza, pap... Pap might be the most fitting name for the cheap staple food that those who can afford it will have with soups, vegetables, and meat while those who can't will have it as is, with a with tomatoes.
I remember the first meal I cooked for the truck group. For some reason, we had decided to have fish. So I went to the market in Rabat, Morocco, speaking neither Arabic nor French, having never cooked for a large
Doing it the smart way I've said it before, and I'll say it again: I love my smart phone. However, before the trip I had decided that Africa wasn't the right continent for a device with a touch screen and a battery that could barely survive for one day. I had also decided that getting a travel SIM would connect me to friends and family regardless of where I was. How wrong I was!
Today I'm starting a series of posts focused on travel advise. Africa 360° was my first travelling experience and there were a million things I wish I'd known before so I could be better prepared. I'm writing all these lessons learnt down so I should remember them for my next adventure. And who knows maybe I'll help a traveler-to-be or two to be better prepared... Sometimes heaven smells like hell [caption id="attachment_1642" align="alignright" width="150"] Camping facilities in Morocco[/caption] Traveling for more than 10 months I have seen lots of different showers, basins and bath tubs.