a pile of tiny chilli peppers
Africa, Seychelles

Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean are one of the world's best tropical island destinations, with stunning beaches and a consistently warm climate. The nature on these islands is astounding, making it a perfect destination for beach-lovers as well as hikers. (Trust me; there are some seriously beautiful hikes in the Seychelles). But the… Continue reading Things to Do in Victoria • Exploring Seychelles’ Capital City on Mahé Island

cows on the beach in Madagascar
Africa, Madagascar

Visiting the Baobabs in Antsiranana, Madagascar

Visiting the baobabs in Antsiranana was an awesome experience. But witnessing the tourism industry in Madagascar also brought with it plenty of conflicting emotions. The first time I set foot in Madagascar was when we docked in the port of Antsiranana, a remote city which was known as Diego Suarez until the mid-1970s. The heat… Continue reading Visiting the Baobabs in Antsiranana, Madagascar

most beautiful beach on Mahé island
Africa, Seychelles

Hiking in Seychelles : The Anse Major Trail

One of the most brilliant things about hiking in the Seychelles- even above the stunning views and tropical birdsong- is the smell of cinnamon that can vaporise from nowhere, enveloping you in a cloud of warm spicy coziness. The Anse Major trail on Mahé Island has plenty of spicy cinnamon clouds to waft through, plus… Continue reading Hiking in Seychelles : The Anse Major Trail

a zebra crossing by the mosque in Mauritius
Africa, Mauritius

The Most Beautiful Mosque in Mauritius • A Visit to the Jummah Mosque, Port Louis

We stumbled across the Jummah Mosque on a sweltering hot day in January whilst exploring Port Louis. (Although in fairness, every day in Mauritius is a sweltering hot day.) We left the streets behind the Central Market, strewn with discarded cabbage leaves and other wilting vegetable parts, making our way further away from the port… Continue reading The Most Beautiful Mosque in Mauritius • A Visit to the Jummah Mosque, Port Louis

clear waters for the best snorkeling in Madagascar
Africa, Madagascar

Snorkeling in Madagascar

As somebody who is scared of basically 99% of all things, I never imagined I would be brave enough to stick my head under the water and swim for a prolonged amount of time, in the actual open sea. It's just not my style. But, unlike that time I went jet-skiing in Antigua, snorkeling in… Continue reading Snorkeling in Madagascar

street art in Africa
Africa, Mauritius

What to Do in Port Louis • Exploring the Capital City of Mauritius

An extensive guide to what to do in Port Louis, the capital of the island nation of Mauritius. Including all the best spots to pretend to be the next star of Vogue. Because the street art is incredible, and also #you'reworthit. Mauritius is the ultimate island getaway destination- known for its paradise beaches and incredible… Continue reading What to Do in Port Louis • Exploring the Capital City of Mauritius

photographing the sunset over the Indian Ocean
Africa, Mauritius

Beaches in Mauritius: West Coast Edition

A guide to the top beaches in Mauritius, focusing on the busier west coast. Let's face it pals- you're almost guaranteed to be in paradise wherever you venture on this stunning Indian Ocean island. But most visitors to Mauritius tend to stay in the west, where there are more resort towns and generally calmer waters.… Continue reading Beaches in Mauritius: West Coast Edition

a flooded Grand Bassin just before a festival in Mauritius
Africa, Mauritius

Grand Bassin, Mauritius • Visiting the most sacred place on the island

Mauritius is an incredible multi-cultural island nation, whose people celebrate their differences, rather than let their differences divide them. Visiting Grand Bassin is the ideal way to learn more about Mauritian Hindu culture, digging deeper than the beautiful beaches this stunning country is known for. Want to skip the story and head straight to the… Continue reading Grand Bassin, Mauritius • Visiting the most sacred place on the island

visiting Mauritius beaches on a budget
Africa, Mauritius

Mauritius on a Budget

The island nation of Mauritius is known for being a luxury destination, perfect for honeymooners wanting to lounge in five star tropical paradise. (The lucky old things). So I wasn't expecting to be able to do very much of anything with my own limited funds. Thank goodness that I was oh so very wrong. There… Continue reading Mauritius on a Budget

fishermen on the Suez Canal
Africa, Egypt

Cruise Through the Suez Canal: Here’s What it’s Like to Sail Through the Egyptian Desert

A cruise through the Suez Canal was a surreal experience unlike any other. Our ship spent all Summer and the beginnings of Autumn in the Adriatic Sea, ambling out of Venice weekly to drop in to Dubrovnik, Zadar, Corfu and Bari. By October, although the density of the crowds was gradually reducing, the weather was… Continue reading Cruise Through the Suez Canal: Here’s What it’s Like to Sail Through the Egyptian Desert