Category: Traveller’s Tales

Stories about being on the road.

SARAH EDWARDS – TRAVELERS TALES – EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH

SARAH EDWARDS – TRAVELERS TALES – EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH

EIGHTY DEGREES NORTH Lying across the eighty degrees north parallel of the Arctic Circle is the archipelago of Svalbard, including the island of Spitsbergen, which has to be one of the most remarkable places...

BIG IDEA/COVER STORY – COTTAR’S CONSERVATION

BIG IDEA/COVER STORY – COTTAR’S CONSERVATION

Cottars Conservation   Opposite the sweeping veranda of Cottars 1920’s Camp in Olderkesi spans one of the most spectacular views of the Maasai Mara as it gradually drifts into the plains of the Serengeti...

LURED BY THE MAGIC OF THE TREEHOUSE

LURED BY THE MAGIC OF THE TREEHOUSE

By Peninah Gakii Prior to the much-hyped Valentine’s day, many hotels, lodges and tour companies showered mainstream media with advertisements on myriad offers for the lovers day all with the “dine and wine” theme....

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

LETTER FROM NEW YORK – THE FINE ETTIQUETTE OF ROAD TRIPPING

Henry’s driving terrified me. I don’t scare easily. But there is something about a battered red semi-trailer barreling down on you at an aggregate speed of a couple hundred kilometers per hour while a...

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

TRAVELLERS TALES – DRC

It was exactly 40 years ago, in 1971, when my parents first stepped foot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Armed with nothing but oversized rucksacks and a little orange tent, they had...

LETTER FROM JO’BURG –  SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

LETTER FROM JO’BURG – SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH

SUPER-SIZE SEATS FOR PASSENGERS OF WIDER THAN AIRLINE AVERAGE GIRTH Letter from Johannesburg By Mwangi Githahu Over the last few years there have been reports from no less an august body than the World...

Lord of the Kenyan Skies

Lord of the Kenyan Skies

    AVIATION EAST AFRICA- Tell us a little about your family – just as little or as much as you would like to say. LORD ENNISKILLEN: My family emigrated from Cornwall to Ireland...

Jack the Cat & Jim the Meerkat – or a Tale of Two Airports

Jack the Cat & Jim the Meerkat – or a Tale of Two Airports

  Late in the evening of Tuesday, October 25. One JFK Customs area’s many employees is minding their own business—or the US Government’s business—when a howling orange cat descends through the ceiling. This kind...

The Tourist  Who Became the Resident Good Samaritan of Idsowe

The Tourist Who Became the Resident Good Samaritan of Idsowe

  He resigned from a well-paying job as a Tax Accountant in faraway Singapore to engage in charitable work in a poverty-stricken and marginalized community in Kenya’s Tana River region. Gabriel Teo, 46, now...