My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries

“Gerry Armstrong, what a worker he is” – John Motson. In February 2020, when I hit country 186 on my personal list of recognised separate states, one of my priorities was to watch a football match there. That country was Lesotho and I arrived into the capital city Maseru ready for the big match. That Read more about My 100 Top Football Moments From 100 Countries[…]

Backpacking in South Africa: The Southern-Western Tip of Africa, The Cape of Good Hope

Backpacking in South Africa: The Most South-Western Tip of Africa, The Cape of Good Hope

“So give me hope Joanna, give me hope Joanna” – Eddy Grant. As a perpetual tourist, I love ticking off a textbook “tip”, “point” or “peak” on my wacaday journeys. Memories of such achievements in days of yore came reeling back, and they continue to do that on life’s sentimental worldic curveball. I remembered vividly Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: The Most South-Western Tip of Africa, The Cape of Good Hope[…]

Backpacking in Lesotho: Touring Thaba Bosiu, The Spiritual Heart of the Sotho Kingdom

Backpacking in Lesotho: Touring Thaba Bosiu, The Spiritual Heart of the Sotho Kingdom

“Going up to the spirit in the sky” – Norman Greenbaum. “The Kingdom in the Sky” Lesotho was neglected by me way back in 2011. That time on my first ever African adventure, I chose instead to visit South Africa, Botswana and Swaziland /Eswatini. Yet I was mightily close to Lesotho on my night bus Read more about Backpacking in Lesotho: Touring Thaba Bosiu, The Spiritual Heart of the Sotho Kingdom[…]

Screw "The Big Five" African Animals. Here is My Real Top (Twenty) 5

Screw “The Big Five” African Animals: Here is My Real Top (Twenty) 5 Animals!

“The animal instinct in me” – Dolores O’Riordan (The Cranberries). Don’t you hate it when some buck eejit decides on a final list and they expect you to adhere to it. They are right. Everybody else is wrong. And they try to destroy everyone who disagrees with it. That is how I feel about the Read more about Screw “The Big Five” African Animals: Here is My Real Top (Twenty) 5 Animals![…]

Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town

Officially this was my fifth time being stamped in to South Africa. Though in essence, three of those were on my first trip here in 2011. However, it was my first time here in Cape Town and I allowed myself four nights in the city. I stayed in three different places on those nights, choosing Read more about Backpacking in South Africa: My Stay At Altona Lodge in Green Point, Cape Town[…]

Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho

“I get so high, I just can’t feel it” – Noel Gallagher. When I finally visited Lesotho in 2020, I based myself on the edge of the capital city – Maseru. I arrived into Lesotho at Moeshoeshoe International Airport by flight from Johannesberg, and later left by land border at Maseru Bridge, to Bloemfontein, one Read more about Living in the Cloud of Africa: My Stay at The Anne Guesthouse in Maseru, Lesotho[…]

Backpacking in Namibia: Up Close and Personal to Cheetahs at Duesternbrook Cheetah Farm

“Slow cheetah come before my forest – looks like it’s on today. Slow cheetah come, it’s so euphoric no matter what they say” – Red Hot Chili Peppers. Years and years ago I read about cheetah watching in Namibia. It was a long term dream to see the world’s fastest mammal live and up close. Read more about Backpacking in Namibia: Up Close and Personal to Cheetahs at Duesternbrook Cheetah Farm[…]

Backpacking in Namibia: Visiting the Walvis Bay Pink Lake and Salt Refinery

Backpacking in Namibia: Visiting the Walvis Bay Pink Lake and Salt Refinery

“I’m coming up so you better you better get this party started” – Pink. Well, it was the turn of the colour pink again on my adventures…as I landed in Namibia, finally. This marked country 182 on my wacaday journey and it also meant the FIFTH time I would see a PINK lake. The previous Read more about Backpacking in Namibia: Visiting the Walvis Bay Pink Lake and Salt Refinery[…]

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