We are again indebted to Ros’ sister Caroline for putting us up overnight and getting us to the station to catch the shuttle train to Gatwick. The airport experience is the usual set of slow-moving queues though this time I am not frisked or accused of being a ‘plant’ trying to break security!
Following the path of the Moors
Ramblers intern Kate Mellor has been walking the path of ancient history across two continents. She was following the Moorish Trail on a cultural journey that began in the 8th century; starting in Marrakesh, it leads through Morocco, across to Andalucia in Spain, and all the way up to modern Madrid.
Walking Holidays in Ethiopia are Literally Walks through History
Labelia is home to the ‘eighth wonder of the world’ which has been officially recorded byUNESCO. Labelia is the holy land for Ethiopia’s Orthodox Christians who frequently make a pilgrimage to see the 11 magnificent rock-hewn churches which date back to the twelfth century.
Incredible Journey through Southern Africa
From Chobe Safari Lodge, Botswana, we set off at dawn for a game drive through the National Park. We were greeted with sightings of elephants, water buffalo (by the Chobe River), kudo, impala, baboons, helmeted guinea fowl and yellow-billed hornbill, amongst other birds and animals.Suddenly our Ranger stopped the jeep – there in the sand was a lion’s paw-print.
The Charm of Cape Verde
The friendly people with their colourful dresses who manage to eke out a living from this arid volcanic land… we enjoyed a wonderful spontaneous hour spent with a family who grew fruit and vegetables on their 3 hectare small holding, and also distilled ‘Grogue’, the local fire water.