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 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[…]

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana

On my second trip to Botswana, in 2020 I visited the north of the country. We crossed in from Zimbabwe at Kazungula and decided to stay overnight in a crocodile farm. This was certainly another crazy adventure and another interesting sleeping location to add to our repertoire. I had read about this Crocodile Farm in Read more about Sleeping in a Crocodile Farm!! Our Jaw Inspiring Stay at Chobe Crocodile Cottage in Botswana[…]

Backpacking in Botswana: Touring Chobe Crocodile Farm Near Kasane

Backpacking in Botswana: Touring Chobe Crocodile Farm Near Kasane

African experiences generally throw in animal surprises when you least expect it. My second visit to Botswana was no exception. In May 2016, whilst I was on a lost luggage challenge with Money Supermarket I ended up in Senegal and The Gambia. The Gambia trip gave me the chance to get up close and personal Read more about Backpacking in Botswana: Touring Chobe Crocodile Farm Near Kasane[…]

Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World's Largest Fetish Market in Akodessawa, Lomé

Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World’s Largest Voodoo Market in Akodessawa, Lomé

“I can feel you watching, even when you’re nowhere to be seen, I can feel you touching, even when you’re far away from me” – 5 Seconds of Summer. Arrival in Togo in October 2018 meant a sixth visit to Africa for me and my third time in West Africa. I was travelling with my Read more about Backpacking in Togo: Touring the World’s Largest Voodoo Market in Akodessawa, Lomé[…]

Our Family Dog: Rocky and His New Pure Dog Food, Perfect for Picky and Sensitive Dogs

Sometimes, I need to take a break from travel completely and I guess I generally do that on my trips home to Northern Ireland, despite my 2014 Northern Ireland tour. When I return to my sensational Northern Irish homeland, one star of my show was never given much publicity on here – my family’s dog Read more about Our Family Dog: Rocky and His New Pure Dog Food, Perfect for Picky and Sensitive Dogs[…]

Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia

Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia

“There goes the fear. There it goes.” – The Doves. When you leave your hometown gloriously behind, these are the days you live for. The idea of stroking and touching a fully alive, awake and undrugged crocodile had me buzzing. There’s no time for any scaredy cat nonsense here. You run on adrenalin and you Read more about Stroking Crocodiles at Kachikally Pool, Bakau, The Gambia[…]

el salvador boat tour

Backpacking in El Salvador: Boat Tour of Crocodile Creek at Mangrove Forest, Barra de Santiago

Yet another exciting post today on my journey backpacking in El Salvador. After finding a paradise right by the Pacific Ocean at Capricho Beach House, I booked myself on a boat tour around the protected waters of the Mangrove Forest. The area I was staying in is called Barra de Santiago and it is a Read more about Backpacking in El Salvador: Boat Tour of Crocodile Creek at Mangrove Forest, Barra de Santiago[…]

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