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...

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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Europe Day 19 2011 Mostar to Dubrovnik

Mostar to Dubrovnik 28 Oct 2011 The bus left Mostar at 12.30 pm and I was looking forward to this bus ride as my plan was to reach Podgorica to catch the 9.00 pm bus to Pristine. The ride was filled with  views of vineyards, mountains and rivers of crystal clear...

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Europe Day 19 2011 Mostar

Old Bridge Mostar 28 Oct 2011 The first stop was of course the Old Bridge. As I was about to snap a picture of the bridge the batteries in my camera failed. Kaput!. I stopped at every shop around the vicinity of the bridge to look for the batteries. Every shop that I...

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Europe Day 19 2011 Sarajevo to Mostar

Sarajevo to Mostar 28 Oct 2011 Reached the bus station with time for a light breakfast at a coffee shop inside it. The bus departed on time and it passed the other areas of Sarajevo. I could imagine the Serb snipers having a field day in picking up targets as Sarajevo...

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Europe Day 18 2011Sarajevo

Sarajevo Old Town 27 Oct 2011 I started the day with a trip to the Sarajevo bus station using the No. 1 tram to check the timing for buses and trains to Skopje as there were buses to Pristine from Skopje (Kosovo). I disembarked a stop before the Bus Station and I had...

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Europe Day 17 2011 Podgorica

Pluzine Montenegro 26 Oct 2011 Had an early breakfast, then headed straight to the city center to pass some time as my bus to Sarajevo was at 1 pm. Walked to the Millennium bridge to snap some pictures as I got some the night earlier. I was quite surprised that there...

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Europe Day 16 2011 Tirana to Podgorica

Ben the Taxi Man 25 Oct 2011 Woke up early and prepared myself for the trip to Podgorica earlier today. I walked to the main bus station and made some enquiries from the people who were working there. It was a really awesome experience for me as I was talking English...

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Europe Day 15 2011 Tirana

Skanderbeg Square, Tirana 24 Oct 2011 Was still wide awake as dawn approached. Stayed at a ' Non Stop' coffee shop which was near the Tirana bus station. I was accompanied by one of the passengers who bought me coffee the whole morning. Gave the stranger a ringgit...

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Europe Day 14 2011 Skopje

Skopje Bus Station It was 4 pm as the bus arrived at Skopje bus station and I quickly booked and paid for my bus ticket to Tirana which was due to leave at 7 pm that evening. I passed my time at an Internet cafe at the train station which was directly above the bus...

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Europe Day 14 2011 Sofia to Skopje

Abandoned factories 23 Oct 2011 Woke up early and checked out of my room. Walked straight to the bus station which was less the one hundred and fifty meters away. Well I managed to finish all my remaining Bulgarian Levs by buying goodies at one shop and was the lady...

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