Street scene: Manzini, Eswatini

The quality and style of this photo might indicate it's ancient. But no, it's merely old(ish) - and simply a scanned version of a slide (remember those?) from the very last bits of the 20th century. I've been playing with a new pocket-sized scanner that [...]

2018-09-14T19:18:22+01:009 August 2015|Silent Sunday, Swaziland, Travel photos|

Help protect #JustOneRhino – and win fab prizes

Here at Sophie's World we're passionate about animal welfare. It's perhaps genetic: apart from the family and very close friends, our mum/grandmum generally preferred animals to people. The rest of us aren't quite that extreme, at least not yet. Alexandra is a vegetarian solely for [...]

The magic of Zanzibar’s Stone Town

Zanzibar is one of those really wonderful names, isn't it? Like Samarkand. Or Esfahan. Or Babylon. Every syllable promises adventure. Earlier this year, I took the ferry from Dar es Salaam across to Zanzibar, meaning to a have look around and perhaps stay the night. [...]

World at a Glance: Great Zimbabwe

I had 4-5 hours to kill in Masvingo once, waiting for the last bus to Harare. Must have been 16 years ago. So I did what I often do when I'm short on time: I asked a taxi driver if there was anything interesting to [...]

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