Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 8 – Swakopmund to Uis

 Namib Desert, Namibia ( Picture credit: Terri Turriff) Woke up early morning after a sound sleep last night as the two really 'heavy'...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 7 – Windhoek / Swakopmund

Windhoek Railway Station. As expected, the bus arrived Windhoek three hours off the scheduled time. Disembarking the bus, I walked as fast as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 6 – Cape Town / Windhoek

Scheduled for twenty two hours  The day finally arrived where I will be starting my trip on mainland Africa. Toffar woke me up early and...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 5 – Mauritius / Cape Town

Exiting Cape Town airport. Normally, I would take a flight at night in order for me to save on accommodation but alas, all the flights to Cape Town...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 4 – Mauritius

Blue Bay pier. My last full day in Mauritius was a very short one for me due to the weather again. The plan was to hire a car for a full day as I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 3 – Mauritius

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis.   Before sleeping last night, I vowed that even a rainy day won't stop me from visiting Port Louis today but I awoke...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 2 – Mauritius

Sunrise at Mahebourg, Mauritius. I didn't sleep well as the strong winds were crashing against the sliding glass door  that separates the room and...

Malaysia 2016 – Kuala Lipis ( Part Two )

Pahang Club @  Kuala Lipis As my request for an extended check out was granted, I had time for a good one hours' rest at the Residence before meeting up my uncle's nephew Adam, whose family are true Kuala Lipis residents for generations. The place of the meet up was...

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Malaysia 2016 – Kuala Lipis ( Part One )

Kuala Lipis, the Old and the New ( background) The journey from Fraser's Hill to Kuala Lips was an interesting one. First, passing through the Titiwangsa Range of mountains with winding lonely roads which according to elders, you could encounter tigers and other...

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Malaysia 2016 – Fraser’s Hill

Fraser's Hills Clock Tower The plan of visiting Kuala Lipis via the Karak highway took a last minute change of mind as I decided on visiting Fraser's Hill. I took the back road via Selayang , Batu Dam and Batang Kali with a short technical check up of my old faithful...

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Australia 2016 -The day I swam with the whales

I swam with the wild dolphins in Bunbury, Western Australia, shark caged with the Great White shark and illegally swam with the seals in Gansbai, South Africa  (it was not permitted as it was in close proximity to the great white sharks.) It was a foolish thing to do...

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