Backpacking in Morocco: My Stay at the Kaktus Hostel in Marrakesh

I finally arrived in Morocco in 2017 and it was time to be a backpacker in one of the most backpacked countries in Africa. It was also my fifth visit to Africa and my tenth African country (or twelfth if I count transits at the airports in Kenya and Mauritania, but I don’t). My previous Read more about Backpacking in Morocco: My Stay at the Kaktus Hostel in Marrakesh[…]

Backpacking in Morocco and Western Sahara: Suck You Algeria

Backpacking in Morocco and Western Sahara: Suck You Algeria

On my 100 country quest in 2015 I was supposed to backpack to Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara and then get a boat to Gibraltar. However the Algerian Embassy is the most corrupt and nasty embassy in the world and they refused my 8 day tourist visa for Algeria after I had spent £1,500 (plus) Read more about Backpacking in Morocco and Western Sahara: Suck You Algeria[…]

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Staying Healthy While Travelling to Africa

Africa is the hottest continent and the second largest in terms of size and population in the world. Around 60% land in the continent is desert, which is why the northern half of the continent has hot and arid weather conditions. The continent is also known for its tropical diseases such as malaria, cholera etc., Read more about Staying Healthy While Travelling to Africa[…]

Backpacking in Algeria: Top 0 Sights

There were none and the reason I am putting this up today is just because I have every country’s flag on my homepage that I toured and to keep my mind at ease I had to include it. Algeria goes hand in hand with Venezuela as the worst countries I have ever been to. Horrible, Read more about Backpacking in Algeria: Top 0 Sights[…]

How Did Cape Town become the Best African Travel Destination? Find Out!

I have had four ventures into Africa so far in life, each time smuggling at least a brace of countries into my backpack, my first ever African country, was actually South Africa…Cape Town South Africa holds the distinction of being the southern-most urban center in Africa, as well as the second largest city on the Read more about How Did Cape Town become the Best African Travel Destination? Find Out![…]

10 important things expats need to know about healthcare in South Africa

With a beautifully warm climate, stunning beaches, strong sense of culture, and low cost of living, it is no surprise that the Republic of South Africa is a popular choice for UK and US expats looking for adventure. South Africa also offers plenty of job opportunities for those who fancy a career change. In fact, Read more about 10 important things expats need to know about healthcare in South Africa[…]

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South Africa Holiday Attractions

  South Africa is one of the most popular destinations for visitors who want to combine a bush and beach holiday. The Rainbow Nation offers a wide variety of accommodation and attractions, here are the top 4 recommended by African Safari Home, a leading luxury travel expert in Southern Africa.   Cape Town Cape Town Read more about South Africa Holiday Attractions[…]

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I've Been To But Never Seen

Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen

It’s 5 am on a Monday morning in May 2016 and I land in the city of Nouakchott, Mauritania. I touch my face just to check it’s real. Yes, I’m here. I’m really here. I am in Mauritania. I have landed by aeroplane in Mauritania. But I have no visa and I don’t even leave Read more about Stopover in Nouakchott, Mauritania: One of the Few Places I’ve Been But Never Seen[…]

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