Here's a look back into my travel diaries: In 2012, I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the gorillas in Africa. I once saw a monkey - Gorilla Trekking in Uganda I was not going to see the gorillas. I was not
I had spontaneously decided to do the Phnom Sampov tour with Butterfly Tours the night before. The guy who organized the tours for the First Hotel turned me off from booking with him when he announced toward the receptionist that “he
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
Some readers might think it's crazy to go and eat street food in Africa. They have seen the images of meat buzzing with flies in the hot African sun. Well, if it makes you feel any better: cooked meat is hard to come by on the streets; and if you find it it's been cooked until every last trace of life is gone. And by the way: the meat is usually really fresh - you can watch the butcher do his work right by the side of the road.
In today's world where even the cheapest mobile phone includes a camera and everyone in the Western world has a mobile phone I met a man - Australian, well versed, well traveled - who didn't own a camera. He was travelling for close to a year. He was climbing mountains, crossing rivers, diving into cities unknown. And had no photos to prove it.
'So, what was the highlight?' everyone wants to know now I'm back home. Honestly, I have difficulties answering this question. There were so many things I will never forget. So many highlights. In every country. On every day.