184. A Trip Down Memory Lane

7. July After Gabarone, we set out to retrace the steps of my mother some 40 years ago. Our trip to Serowe started early the next morning, speeding through the wide open plains of Southern Botswana. The scenery doesn’t change much as we drive – we see the dry shrubs, trees and the occasional shanty…

181. A Close Call at Immigration

Here I am, sitting in a hotel looking over the Okavango Delta hoping to gather enough internet to post some of what I have written over the past few days. If I don’t manage to upload the pictures then you can expect them at a later time, because I have plenty! The date indicates the…

179. Let the Adventure Commence

Its been a slow and relaxing few weeks in Mozambique, with a few manta ray spottings and only one arrest. Yes, yes, you read right. I, the biggest goody two shoes to ever roam the face of this planet, spent the hour of 8 am being interrogated by a very hungry police officer who claimed…

146. Bring Your Fire!

Although the planning of our trip has overall been something of a disaster, we sure knew how to end things right – MTN Bushfire 2017! The festival brought many exciting experiences. I got to see one of my all time favourite artists live (Jeremy freaking Loops!), we planted trees in a game park, we listened to awesome music,…

A Nostalgic Goodbye

It has been five months full of experiences, good and bad. We have learnt and grown from being thrown into a world of unknowns. From getting nearly irreversibly lost in South Korea, to finding ourselves in a strange car with two strange men – I think we are ready to take on the world now!…

130. Chasing Down the Cheetah

Another week came and went in Maputo. A week spent with long, slow mornings of Netflix, toast and coffee. Many of the evenings were occupied with the two week European film festival. Heres a list of the movies we managed to watch last week rated out of five stars: Monday The United Kingdom: Amy ⭐ ⭐…

114. Terra de Boa Gente

Louise’s thoughts: What a perfect and peaceful little city, Inhambane! It didn’t take more than a single day for me to fall completely in love with this charming place. Soon I even started planning my retirement here, buying one of the half-ruinous houses with a small garden where I can rest my tired old limbs….

109. When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go

Monday, our second in Maputo and one of the most productive days we have had in the city yet. As per usual, the morning was a slow one – we leisurely woke up, taking time enjoying our breakfast and lounging on the sofa. When we were ready, and not a second before, it was time…

105. Too Much Variety!

Our days in Maputo are spent relaxing… I wouldn’t call it well-deserved, what with all our days doing little to nothing in Thailand. A Danish friend curiously asked me what a typical day was like for us, and Louise and I joked about how strained we have felt – waking up to Netflix and books, lying…

97. The Long Awaited Return

It’s not to say that we are not thoroughly grateful to all those who have hosted us, but we are feeling restless and through with WWOOFing… For the moment. One lesson I will take with me from this travel, is that no matter how exciting and exotic something seems from your mundane spot in the sofa,…