Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Kerala Backwaters – Choosing Your Houseboat

Houseboats are to Kerala what gondolas are to Venice. Choosing which houseboat to travel on though, can be a tricky business... View Post
Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji, Kerala

Neelakurinji flowers bloom but once every 12 years in the high hills above Munnar in Kerala. 2018 is one such year... View Post
Lowland Gorillas, Loango National Park, Gabon (2 min film)

Lowland Gorillas, Loango National Park, Gabon (2 min film)

Recently habituated, Loango’s lowland gorillas are a rare and little known opportunity to visit these amazing creatures. View Post
Loango National Park – Getting There

Loango National Park – Getting There

Just getting to Gabon's Loango National Park is half the adventure. Read my experiential guide right here... View Post
Loango National Park, Gabon

Loango National Park, Gabon

Equatorial jungle, Lowland gorillas, forest elephants, white sandy beaches and 'surfing' hippos. Gabon's Loango NP is my definition of luxury travel. View Post
Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

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
Dahomey Palaces, Benin

Dahomey Palaces, Benin

A deadly female guard of "Amazons" once protected the Dahomey King's Palaces. Visiting today is all a lot easier... View Post
In Search of Followers:  Voodoo Festival, Allada

In Search of Followers: Voodoo Festival, Allada

The Allada Voodoo Festival in Benin is a colourful and orchestrated affair... View Post
Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

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
Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

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