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...

Malaysian Towns – Sungai Lembing – 2015

Entering Sungai Lembing Sungai Lembing (Spear River) was known as the 'El Dorado' of the east once during it's heydays where this hamlet was one of the key factors to the economic growth in then Malaya ( Malaysia). The origin of how Sungai Lembing originated according...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 4

Ruins of St. Paul, Macau. Woke up early, organised myself and checked out of the hotel as I had the ferry to catch. I took the MRT and after a change of trains I found myself at the ferry terminal. Bought the ferry ticket and boarded the half empty ferry for an hour's...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 3

Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It was still raining heavily since last night and I was limited to the five foot alleys of the hotel building. I invested in an  'overpriced' umbrella and started walking aimlessly around the Tsim Sha Tsui neighbourhood. The tempting sight...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 2

The Fakawi Traveller @ The Peak, Hong Kong. It was a sunny morning and I took my time organising myself for the day. Walked to the Star Ferry terminal and boarded the next available ferry. I then took a double decker bus from the Hong Kong ferry terminal to the Peak...

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Hong Kong & Macau – 2015 – Day 1

Star Ferry , Hong Kong Hong Kong ( Fragrant Harbour ) is a former British colony now officially know as Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China after the British handed over Hong Kong to the Chinese government in 1997 after 156 years of British colonial...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 4

Yogyakarta "Tugu"  Yogyakarta "Tugu"  The effects of having 2 kopi 'Jos' last night took its toll. I did not sleep until 4.30 in the morning only to be awoken by a phone call at 5 a.m from the travel agent informing me that if I still wanted to carry on with the trip...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 2

The  Fakawi Traveller @ Jalan Malioboro Woke up to a gloomy Monday morning. The skies were dark and it looked more than likely that it was going to rain. I got organized and walked along the Malioboro Road and it was not as busy as the day before. The streams of...

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Yogyakarta (Jogjakarta) 2015 Day 1

Jogjakarta Railway Station Yogyakarta or commonly  known as "Jogja" was my destination after more than a year since I last traveled for leisure as I made a trip to Papua New Guinea for business in January . One of the main reasons for the less traveled  or sabbatical...

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Malaysian Towns – Kuala Kubu Bharu 2014

Kuala Kubu Road railway station. 'Kalau pergi Kuala Kubu, Tulis nama atas batu'.... Loosely translated, 'If you go to Kuala Kubu, Write your name on a rock.'  Those are the first two lines of the lyrics for a song sang by the late singer Sudirman Haji Arshad, which...

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The Blessed Land 2012 – An Overview

Jericho This trip to the Blessed Land took me countries that I dream of going since I was eleven years old and the patience that took place for forty years paid off as the rewards for being patient were never in waste. I had travelled for 16 days which  took me to...

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