guest post by Liam TarryWhen you think about African food, most people fall into one of two camps. You have those who know their sakuma from their plantain, and there are those who just wouldn’t know where to begin! There are so many different traditional African dishes out there that trying to list them all in one article would be virtually impossible. It’s probably much easier to specialise ....Continue Reading >>
At first sight, the Grevy Zebra doesn't look quite like a zebra. Its large ears look out of place and its belly looks like it has been white-washed - the narrow pyjama stripes not stretching all the way around. The Grevy Zebra is the slightly larger cousin (and largest of all species in the horse family!) of the more familiar Plains Zebra and is seriously endangered. Favouring drier climates, these ....Continue Reading >>
This rather timid antelope is the unfortunately titled dik-dik due to its group warning noise of nearby predators. And sadly for the dik-dik with its short stature (at a little over half a metre), nearly every carnivore in the African jungle from lions and leopards to birds of prey and large lizards see it as a potential meal. One interesting protection is that the dik-dik doesn't drink water and hence ....Continue Reading >>
The rich red clothing and colourful jewellery of the Masai tribesmen is wonderful in contrast to the dry grasslands. However the shiny metallic wrist-watch seems totally out of place.Other South-East African PostsRocks and Rhinos (Zimbabwe)Lake of Stars (Malawi)Hunting the Imaginery Line (Equator)Sunrise over the Masai Mara (Kenya)Top Ten African Travel Wonders ....Continue Reading >>
To me, cheetahs make the most elegant and regal of all the African cats. They are superbly designed for speed with their long sleek body and lengthy tail used like a rudder. Paired with his brother and ever alert, this young male cheetah surveys the Masai Mara bushland.Other Wildlife Photos of the WeekMountain GorillaBrown BearOspreyToucanHoary Marmot ....Continue Reading >>
Today being the equinox – one of the two times in a year that the sun sits directly above the equator – it seems appropriate to post an article on the equator. This magic line passes through 14 countries around the globe and I am sure that most countries mark it with monuments, painted lines, road signs and special symbols. Ecuador even takes its name from this famous line that divides our planet ....Continue Reading >>
With a rich supply of blue-green algae, the UNESCO-listed travel wonder of Lake Nakuru plays host to immense quantities of flamingos, one of the greatest bird pageants on the planet. From afar at vista points such as Baboon Cliffs, the vast flamingo numbers give the rich saline soda lake an appearance of candy pink stripes.With the flamingos typically in the shallow shores of the lake, nothing beats ....Continue Reading >>

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My name is Mark and I’m a keen traveller. In fact, over the last 25 years, I’ve travelled to every continent and over 80 countries. This blog is about the most memorable destinations – the places I regard as the travel wonders of the world. I’m also a keen photographer, and have taken nearly all the photos you’ll see. During my travels, I’ve met some incredible people, seen inspiring places, viewed extraordinary wildlife and scenery and had some amazing experiences, and I’m writing these stories not only to entertain but primarily to inspire others to discover their own travel wonders.

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