London dweller with a penchant for the remoter destinations that the world has to offer. Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and always on the look out for an unusual tribal festival!
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The epic adventure that is the Trans Gabon Railway crosses the equator, travels through dense jungle and follows the vast Ogooué River to the … View Post When Hollywood producers of the most recent Tarzan blockbuster wanted to film in an achingly exotic land, full of dense equatorial jungle, fast flowing … View Post A night at the Tassi Camp, ensconced in the wildest depths of Gabon's Loango NP is a must to truly appreciate "Africa's last Eden." View Post Less polished than its East African peers perhaps, but visiting the lowland gorillas in the unique bio-diversity of Loango National Park, Gabon, is an … View Post Recently habituated, Loango’s lowland gorillas are a rare and little known opportunity to visit these amazing creatures. View Post Just getting to Gabon's Loango National Park is half the adventure. Read my experiential guide right here... View Post Equatorial jungle, Lowland gorillas, forest elephants, white sandy beaches and 'surfing' hippos. Gabon's Loango NP is my definition of luxury travel. View Post Built to escape the marauding Fon warriors of the 16th century, today the stilt village of Ganvie, in the middle of Lake Nokoue, still … View Post A deadly female guard of "Amazons" once protected the Dahomey King's Palaces. Visiting today is all a lot easier... View Post The Allada Voodoo Festival in Benin is a colourful and orchestrated affair... View Post The annual Voodoo Festival held across Benin on 10th January is a spectacle of religion, mysticism and animal sacrifice. View Post Ribbons of reds, oranges and yellows slice through the rock, to create a rainbow vista contained only by the contours of the jagged mountain … View Post For the thirsty Silk Road traveller it must have been an extraordinary sight. Small, sparkling like diamonds but more valuable than any gem stone … View Post Stark and arid, there are few water courses to sustain life. Following the Silk Road east from Ürümqi, I was still skirting the … View Post “Even before there was money, there was a Sunday bazaar in Kashgar.” View Post Dharamsala possesses a raw mountainous and cultural beauty that has touched generations of my family. in 1943 my grandfather wrote... View Post A walk down The Mall Road in Shimla is to walk back in time to the colonial era opulence of the British Raj. View Post "Next door was the kitchen where cauldrons the size of hot tubs simmered vegetarian curries and dhaals, stirred by spoons the size of spades. " View Post Every night, the flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah border post is a flamboyantly patriotic affair between India and Pakistan. View Post Crossing the Wagah Border demystified and set out foot step by foot step. View Post