A Taste of Indonesia

    What do you know about Indonesia? That it’s the one of the most populous countries in the world? That it has experienced quite a few natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes? That it has bad traffic? Some have confessed that they don’t know much about Indonesia, but they’ve heard of Bali, which…

Indian & Black Africans – observations and conversations.

“They are all lazy and violent people. They don’t want to work and just want money from the state”. These were words I overheard of a conversation between a white South African and White European describing black locals in South Africa. However, these are also the same words I’ve heard from a few Indian-Africans in…

When are we going to address anti-blackness in the Arab world?

Racism and anti-blackness is a strange thing. Often it is thought of as white hate, discrimination and oppression toward those of darker skin, particularly black people. However, there are a whole host of layers and steps to this. The basic pattern in many areas of the world is that light (read white) is seen as…

The Beauty of Kenya

So what are the things we hear about Kenya? It’s in East Africa? That you can go on safari? Nairobi being dangerous? Probably all three. When I chose to go to Kenya, it was as a week’s add on to my trip to Ghana, as I was flying Kenya airways and would have to stop…

South Africa – the highs and lows

I was looking forward to going back to South Africa – Cape Town in particular. I had first visited seven and a half years ago to visit my brother who was working there at the time. We had access to his work car so we managed to get around easily and see all the main spots….

Why go to Ghana?

I had the opportunity to visit West Africa in late 2016. I had two weeks and although there were a few countries in the region that I was interested such as Senegal, The Gambia and Nigeria, I had always really wanted to go Ghana. So I decided to spend the two weeks there to get…

Identity

“Without our roots we are nothing”. “Birds of a feather flock together”. “Your history, upbringing and community will shape who you are”. We have all heard these quotes before. But what if your roots haven’t impacted you in the way that people talk about? What if you have a very fluid relationship with your “community”….

Solo Travelling Woman

Reactions I remember it clearly. There I was in Xochimilco an area of Mexico City where you can hire long, decorative boats to take you around canals in that part of the city. They play music and you get to see the architecture and people watch. You can even buy food and drink, among other…