Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Maseru, Lesotho

“Work is the curse of the drinking classes” – Oscar Wilde. The Kingdom of Lesotho is often deemed “The Kingdom in the Sky”, a moniker it totally merits due to its lofty altitude. On my first visit to Southern Africa in 2011, I somehow skipped this place, preferring to backpack overland from South Africa to Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Top 9 Bars in Maseru, Lesotho[…]

Backpacking in Angola: Top 17 Sights in Luanda

“Living in a land Luanda oh yeah heh” – fake words of Men At Work. The first thing to note is that Luanda is huge, and chaotic. The city responsible for capitaling 2006 World Cup debutants Angola hosts a whoppaday 7 million people. In one city – more people than the entire island of Ireland!! Read more about Backpacking in Angola: Top 17 Sights in Luanda[…]

Backpacking in Kenya: My Top 5 Memories

Backpacking in Kenya: My Top 5 Memories

“In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps tonight” – The Tokens. Officially writing, I have been to Kenya three times. It will probably never make my top 50 countries visited, but it certainly provided mayhem, madness and inspiration. On my 2013 odyssey through Tanzania with Shadows of Africa, and onto Ethiopia for the Read more about Backpacking in Kenya: My Top 5 Memories[…]

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[…]

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