Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 19 – Part 1 – Zambezi River Cruise

Banks of the Zambezi The plan for today was to hop on the Zambezi river cruise and then proceed to the Chobe National Park (CNP) where we are going...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 17 & 18- Elephant Sands & Kasane

Elephant Sands (Botswana) Lunch break between Maun and Nata. After an enjoyable past three days, I promised myself that I am not going to complain...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 16 – The Okavango Delta & The Air Safari

Dawn over the Okavango Delta. I didn't sleep well last night as I was awakened a lot of times by noises around the camp ... Woke up a bit late and I...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 15 – The Okavango Delta

The Okovango Delta Wetlands - A UNESCO Heritage Site It was a cold morning as the skies were still dark when I woke up and I had had an early night...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 14 – The Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta I was so relieved that we departed the lodge and campsite at Ghanzni as I did not enjoy every minute I was there. As for today,...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 12 & 13 – Windhoek (Namibia) & Ghazni (Botswana)

Windhoek The long, dragging road to Windhoek. As I exited from my tent in the morning, the ever smiling Benson greeted me with a handshake and...

Southern African Sojourn 2017 – Day 11 – Etosha National Park

Wa la la po ( Good Morning ) Woke up to a dark and gloomy morning, in terms of the weather  that is, but I'm not complaining here as it could have...

Europe Day 23 2011 Aix de Provence

2 Nov 2011 Aix de Provence Town center The effects of last nights dinner took its toll as I was feeling lazy in waking up early ... no complaints here as the food and the bed last night was totally different than those I had for the past two weeks. I walked downstairs...

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Europe Day 23 2011 Cannes

Cannes 1 Nov 2011 The reason that I chose Cannes over Nice was that Cannes was smaller than Nice and I would have time covering most of Cannes but I was wrong. As I reached the Cannes railway station, it was full of Police, French Commandos, sniffer dogs etc, etc and...

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Europe Day 23 2011 Menton

Menton Beach 1 Nov 2011 I arrived at the hotel and requested a late check out at 12.30 pm but the receptionist replied that 12.30 pm was not possible but 1pm was and he smiled. I replied with a warm thank you. My day was getting better. Started walking around Menton...

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Europe Day 23 2011 Monaco

Beau Rivage Monaco 1 Nov 2011 I was really excited when I found out that Monaco was just two stations away from Menton. Monaco the playground of the rich was a dream destination for me. The Monaco Grand Prix is the only Grand Prix race that I will not try to miss on...

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Europe Day 22 2011 Genoa

Genoa 31 Oct 2011 I had three hours in Genoa but with only an hour of daylight left for me to check Genoa out. The first thing that I did wasto  look out for an ATM. Found a few of them but the transactions did not go through. Italy is the only country that my bank...

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Europe Day 22 2011 Milan

Milan Airport31 Oct 2011I was enjoying the view of the Balkans from the aircraft. I could recognize the outline of the coast of Montenegro and Croatia as I had been looking at it countless of times on Google maps while preparing for this trip . I saw the small cove...

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Europe Day 22 2011 Thessaloniki

Waiting for the Airport Bus Thessaloniki 31 Oct 2011 I had an early morning as I planned to walk around the city before leaving for the Airport. It was an early morning flight and I had just a couple of hours to walk around the city. I left the hotel at 6 am and...

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Europe Day 21 2011 Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki Sea Front Promenade 30 Oct 2011 As the bus arrived at the Main Bus Station in Thessaloniki I felt some sense of pride in  as I managed to overcome the "obstacles" that I faced today. Mistakes made and lessons learned the hard way. Good experience indeed....

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Europe Day 21 2011 Skopje to Thessaloniki

Skopje to Gevgelija 30 Oct 2011 I did not sleep that night as I was worried that I would miss the mini bus to Thessaloniki knowing my past experience in missing morning flights. I refreshed myself and the owners brother called in a taxi for me . I thanked him and left...

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Europe Day 20 2011 Skopje

Skopje Kasle 29 Oct 2011 The bus stopped once before reaching the border checkpoint..same procedure and no problems for me both sides. Arrived Skopje after a two and a half hours ride. Tried to book the bus ticket for the journey to Thessaloniki the following day but...

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Europe Day 20 2011 Pristine

Pristine Library 29 Oct 2011 I was awaken by the sounds of trucks and buses around 2 a.m. It was another border checkpoint again. Lost count of the numbers of border crossings that I had to endure on this trip. No problems here and we were on our way to Kosovo. There...

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Europe Day 19 2011 Dubrovnik to Podgorica

The Coastal Drive Igalo to Kotor 28 Oct 2011 The price was agreed and I was set to go. I managed to get a glance of Dubrovnik Old Town from above it. The driver stopped for a while and asked me to snap some shots and when I asked why, he replied that once I saw the...

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