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Birdwatching in the Okavango Delta

Sunset over fan palms in the Okavango Delta

“I don’t like birds!” Siân was looking at me with a ‘there-I-said-it’ expression of annoyance. “Ever since I was young and saw that Hitchcock movie, birds give me the creeps,” she continued. Siân’s husband tried to laugh things off with a ‘That was fiction, dear’, but even he could not thaw the atmosphere. I was […]

A Tour in Soweto

Mandela paraphernalia in Mandela's house Soweto

The Soweto tourist trail is well-trodden: one first pays homage at the Hector Pieterson museum, named after the 12-year-old boy who was one of the first to die during the riots of 16 June 1976. Inside, the story of the riots is being told via old TV programmes and images and there is none more […]