Traditional dance around the world: Dance genres to see on your travels

Traditional dance around the world: Dance genres 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 [...]
Camping in Namibia: Quirky campsites and preconceptions

Camping in Namibia: Quirky campsites and preconceptions

The year is 2009. I'm in Africa for the first time in my life - specifically, in the Namibia "panhandle" which extends along the top of Botswana, close to the border with Angola. In short, it's one of the most exotic places I've been in my life so far. We are staying at the most backpacker-y place we have stayed yet: Ngepi Camp. We are just over halfway through a round trip from Windhoek, through Namibia, and about to head into Botswana and the Okavango delta before heading back to Windhoek. The Read more [...]