Read my column on Expat Focus every month. April’s column – Chapter 8 of my South Africa Diaries is entitled ‘Back for Good’ and chronicles my return to Cape Town in 1995 and the real beginning of a permanent life in South Africa until 2011. Read my South Africa Diaries from the beginning. Related articles […]
The poverty trap When you see the abundance of natural produce that is readily available to the whole population of Thailand it is easy to forget, or ignore even, that many of the rural Thai people, were staring into the poverty trap less than 40 years ago. Those people now represent 70% of the Thai […]
Leaving London prepared When in February 1980 I took a plane from London – Gatwick to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya I had no idea I would be restoring old photos in 2014. I was about to spend one week at a tented camp in the Masai Mara – safari memories never to be forgotten.
While holiday package tours were commonplace by 1979 next year it will be 35 years since Thompsons (UK) offered the first holiday package tour to The Gambia in West Africa. A destination described in 1943 as a ‘hell hole’ by US President Roosevelt when he stopped off in, the capital, Banjul before going on to […]