“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.
Almost exactly two years ago, I was writing my final exams as a “mature student” at the University of Cape Town and preparing myself for six months back in England – my longest uninterrupted stint [...]
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