Category: Traveller’s Tales

Stories about being on the road.

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...