9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

9 Amazing animal experiences from around the world!

For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has been your most exciting wildlife experience on your travels? All the encounters in these posts were with wild animals, apart from the horses which were domesticated and well cared-for. Indri in Madagascar A trip to the island of Madagascar, Read more [...]
Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

Traditional dances of the world: Local dance and folk dance to see on your travels

One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to watch many international dance genres on my journeys across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most authentic form. Here are my 12 favourite experiences of traditional dance around the world - what are yours?  1. Kathakali dancers, Kerala, India The folk dances of India are as varied as the country Read more [...]
Anakao, Madagascar: Zebu carts, speedboats, and paradise

Anakao, Madagascar: Zebu carts, speedboats, and paradise

Down in the southwest corner of Madagascar is a village by the name of Anakao. It's not somewhere I had ever heard of, to be honest; but then again, not many towns in Madagascar hit the headlines outside the capital, Antananarivo. Anyway, Anakao is pretty hard to spot on a map even if you're looking for it. Nestled away on a spit of land to the south of the city of Toliara (Tuléar), it is a world apart. We set off for Anakao towards the end of an intense two weeks travelling overland from Tana Read more [...]