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Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Djenne Mosque, Mali, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

Accommodation Review: Kumbali Country Lodge, Lilongwe, Malawi

Kumbali restaurant and bar

What we tell people: A wonderful place to stay just 8km from the centre of town, Kumbali offers peace and tranquility and neatly combines old-fashioned English country house ambience with African style and design. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Lilongwe, the grounds are beautiful and service is friendly. No wonder Madonna […]

A week in Malawi – truly the warm heart of Africa

Fishermen on Lake Malawi

Introduction Earlier this year I organized what could be described as the “working trip of a lifetime”. Stay with me here – basically I managed to turn three separate business trips to Africa into an entire month spent on the world’s most exciting continent, which is quite a result as I am sure you will […]

Retro Travel Photo – Before We Grew Up: Fishing boats at Senya Beraku, Ghana, West Africa

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In this new occasional section we share some of the travel photos from our archives – when we paid our dues but rarely our way. Times were tough, hitch-hiking was a favoured mode of transport (even through the Sahara, which was surprisingly easy) and luxury hotels were places we tried to sneak into to have […]

The five stupidest things I’ve done while travelling

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Now this sounds good. You must have been up all night narrowing this list down to five… Hey, not so fast. I may have made my fair share of mistakes in my younger years but I like to think of myself as a pretty savvy Grown-up Traveller these days. Savvy, perhaps. Pretty, no… All of […]

Photo essay: Seven days in Malawi in fourteen pictures

Fish Eagle attacks

Fishermen on Lake Malawi I travelled to Malawi for the first time in April this year, spending a week in the “Warm Heart of Africa”. It was a wonderful experience and for once, the slogan is true. Malawi is spectacular, her people are extremely friendly and yet for European travellers – especially from the Nordic […]