Archive for the ‘Interviews’ Category

I love the questions that readers of this blog occasionally ask about travel, life and the big choices we make as we negotiate our paths through it. Not because I have any answers in the maths-exam sense of the word, but because it’s an opportunity to stop, look back and regain some perspective. A reader   Read More …

Categories: Interviews, Thinking, Travel

The wind tumbles uncoordinatedly down the side roads. It’s the fastest thing in the quiet streets – not quite refreshing, but blowing hard enough to lift the heat from my skin, to make me believe that it’s not really as hot as it is. Dust crunches softly underfoot, leaping up in angry puffs as Yusuf,   Read More …

A few weeks on and returned and adjusting to life in the small microtropolis of Grahamstown. Of which there is so much to write, so many places I want to go and play with my camera, and so many big discussions to be had in the Rat & Parrot tavern. Those self-important discussions about challenges   Read More …

Categories: Cape to Cairo, Interviews

One of the questions most frequently asked in the last few days has been whether I will be traveling alone on this trip, or whether I will be joined in the end with any intrepid traveling folk. For a time, Audrey was going to be exploring with me, but life, love and really big, snowy   Read More …

This time it’s a super treat. On-theme, but not about either me, packing or visas for a change. Sihle Khumalo, who was kind enough to phone me the other week, was even kind enough to do a mini-interview on questions Cape to Cairo related. For those who don’t remember, Sihle Khumalo is the author of   Read More …

As part of compiling ever more detail of the intricacies of the pending odyssey from Cape Town to Cairo, what follows is a short interview with Audrey Mash, who I will be meeting up with in Lusaka, Zambia on 1 December. We will be travelling onwards from that point up until our final destination in   Read More …

Jim, Mark and Justin are three friends who biked into Cape Town on 27 July having traveled the full length from Cairo down to the Cape. Jim was kind enough to oblige my scattered questions on aspects of the trip with his views and observations from their own extended adventure – the full length of   Read More …

Categories: Cape to Cairo, Interviews

Part of any good trip is planning. And part of any good planning is asking those who know. Thusly motivated, I have been trying to contact and ask (occasionally naive) questions of anyone who has done a fair amount of traveling through the African outback. By far and away, the most experienced African explorer that   Read More …

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