“We see in order to move; we move in order to see” – William Gibson
I am a British journalist, writer, wanderer and part-time optimist with a giant-sized carbon footprint.
After travelling to more than 50 countries worldwide, I came to South Africa on a wing and a prayer and a one-way ticket in 2008, in search of sunshine/sunburn and stories from across the African continent.
And I’m still here, 13 African countries later and, hopefully, a little bit the wiser. So come take a walk with me – I’ll hold your hand if you like, as I lead you down the path to God knows where. It’s not the destination that counts after all, it’s the journey.
Image courtesy of Infowars When I was a teenager and beginning to think that I'd maybe one day like to be a journalist, I had a naive assumption that it was an almost [...]
The Congo River, courtesy of the author All the paranoia about getting through the airport proved to be ill-founded. My clever concealment of various camera lenses inside pairs of socks buried deep down [...]
Dear 2016, With just a few days to go before 2017 takes over the reigns, public scrutiny of your twelve-month world tenure has reached fever pitch. As I'm sure you're aware by now, your approval [...]
Image courtesy of Alfonso Cardenas Ortega It's taken me a while to feel brave enough to write this post. Long enough that I've forgotten what exactly the racist old Afrikaans man said to [...]
Bela Bela, one of a handful of racially diverse tourism spaces in South Africa Considering that I'm a travel writer, I must admit I'm a bit of a dinosaur when it comes to [...]
Dancers in Brazzaville, Congo. Picture taken by the author When I was studying Media and Writing at the University of Cape Town (UCT), I seem to remember there were a few lectures about [...]
Image courtesy of Alain Bachellier I read Ernest Hemingway's 'A Moveable Feast' and George Orwell's 'Down and Out in Paris in London' in my late teens, and for some years afterwards I had [...]