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Welcome to the world's 2nd largest continent.

Refreshing sight in Mozambique
A refreshing sight in

Africa comprises 54 nations.

I don't claim to have visited them all, or even half of them, but I have travelled through West Africa, and the Southern part of the continent.

When you go into Africa, you have to decide what it is you want.... A two week holiday in Kenya, blends beautiful beaches with loaded game parks, as the tourist brochures would have it.

There is snow on the peak of Kilimanjaro, and minerals in the ground, bulging rivers and enormous deserts, wealth and poverty....

Some of the tribes are picturesque and famous, while others survive in the bush and would rather be left alone with their spirits, than be clothed by commercialism. This is the First, not the Third World. Mystic writers cover them well enough for the reader to fantasize about their lives.

Then there are the countries ruled by the largest tribe, and rife with corruption; providing ridiculous wealth to a few close relatives, and poverty for the masses.

This is the real Africa, and to come away from here leaves one asking questions about change. The soul searching is hard, the questions complex, and helpful solutions harder still.


Life in Africa is on the streets, everything is bought and sold in the markets. The clothes on the women are light and colourful, and music from the heart of Africa beats deep in all souls.

Photo Gallery
Egyptian Photo Gallery

There is much more to come,
but for the moment you might like to find out more about Being in Benin,
and the route from Niger.

Or Landing in Lagos.

Nomadic Gatherings - Travels in Asia and Australia

Travel on trains and buses in Asia, then jump into cars with complete strangers in Australia and New Zealand as Michel introduces you to a collection of characters that bring Nomadic Gatherings to life.

If you can't afford to buy a copy of Nomadic Gatherings, the chapters are slowly being made available online - for free.

You may even decide that it really is worth having a hard copy in your hands; a useful read for those long bus journeys being written about, and for endless waits at ferry ports.

Nomadic Gatherings - Online Chapters.

Find out more about Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, The Middle East, and The Americas.
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