Granada Now & Then

Granada in the south of Spain is one of my favourite places on earth. Below is a collection of photographs from both my 2012 trip (white borders) and my recent 2016 trip.  

Smell You Later Essaouira

Essaouira is smelly. That’s probably the first thing that hits you. Pungent seafood and raw, un-refrigerated animal carcassas make up the main smells as you weave your way through the throngs of wagon-pushers, ware-sellers and old men on bicycles with the occasional raw sewage smell thrown in for good measure. Although this sounds unpleasant, and …

Training through Eastern Europe

Over one month we trained and bussed our way through Eastern Europe to get to London. Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, and Netherlands. It was really cold and really wet and we only spent a few days in each country which meant we mainly stayed in large, touristy cities and therefore didn’t …

14 Days Living with Maasai

I have always been partial to volunteering. When I was unemployed and setting up my business I volunteered for WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals), World Vision, Mercy Hospice, and Variety Children’s Charity. I also did two weeks volunteering at the Roman Cat Sanctuary in Rome whilst on my O.E. When Oscar and …

The Most Magical Place On Earth

Forget Disneyland, if you want to take your kids, your parents, your partner, or yourself to the most magical place on earth look no further than Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. This place will blow your mind, and surely reset any expectation you may have of luxury accommodation. I first heard of Giraffe Manor about …

Uganda & Rwanda – Mountain Gorillas, Nile White Water Rafting, & Genocide Museum

Seeing the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda is something I have dreamed of since I was a child and was definitely what I was most looking forward to on this tour. In saying that, I was definitely NOT looking forward to the hike. As you can probably gather by their name, the terrain of …

Tanzania

We arrived in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and I felt like I had been transported to Morocco due to it’s chaotic, colourful and very Muslim disposition. The next day we took a tuk-tuk and two ferries across to Stowntown in Zanzibar. If Dar Es Salaam was like Casablanca, Stone Town was a cross between Fes …

Malawi

From what I had heard about Malawi, I was expecting a hugely impoverished nation which would be difficult to travel through and would deal a large cultural shock. On the contrary I found Malawi beautiful, the people friendlier than I had previously encountered, the campsites nicer and the poverty seemingly akin to what I had …