Ile aux Bénitiers, Mauritius – Paint me Paradise!

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Rate our ReviewsThere is not much sun here in Europe now. Also, the temperature oscillates around zero. In such moments I go back to my photos from summer holidays, wishing I could teleport there,even for a while, just to warm up my bones. The majority of people dream of a luxurious life, I reckon. Drinking the […]

The Sahara Desert …I Speak No Italiano & Leave Mauritania!

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Rate our ReviewsThe Sahara was the next leg of my journey from Nouakchott and it was beautiful in parts. It had been mostly rock and scrub, but now there were sand dunes rolling down to the sea especially around Parc National Du Ban D’Arguin. Unfortunately, I was only able to take a few photos, when […]

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe- Walking with lions!

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Rate our ReviewsHe was only about six feet away from me, the young lion.  He appeared disinterested in us, to my relief, and his sister was even more so.  She lay in the tall grass a little further away, with her back turned.  “Who wants to go first?”  Our guide asked.  I froze.  I wasn’t […]

Mauritania, Africa – Big Momma, Graft & “Fines“

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Rate our ReviewsIt was another early morning and another uncomfortable “ taxi” seat to the border town of Rosso, Senegal, two hours North from St. Louis Island. I was squeezed beside a larger African lady who used half of my seat and half of the passenger’s seat to her left. She proved to be my […]

Dakar, Senegal ….Mad, Crazy Taxis and The Expensive Monument

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Rate our ReviewsI once met a fascinating guy who bought old, Land Rovers, drove them from Europe across the Sahara Desert and sold them for a hefty premium in West Africa. I was interested in his journeys and wanted to make a similar trip one day. I pondered whether this could be done by public […]