The Tsingy of Madagascar

The tsingy of Madagascar, the thin, needle-like rock formations in the country, have a soft, sweet sing-song name. With one foot on a knife-edge, the other in the air, the word soft didn’t come into it. I gripped the tsingy and tried not to look down. A long, long way down. In Malagasy, the word …

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Global Travel Conspiracy, Episode 48 – African History With Peter Baxter

Subscribe to Global Conspiracy Theory on Apple Podcasts On this week’s podcast, I speak with historian and author Peter Baxter to talk about 20th Century African history. We have a wide-ranging discussion about in and outs of war in Africa, British decolonization, Nelson Mandela, and traveling in Africa. Having lived in Zimbabwe, Peter also has …

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Aksum, Ethiopia

From the World Heritage inscription: Situated in the highlands of northern Ethiopia, Aksum symbolizes the wealth and importance of the civilization of the ancient Aksumite kingdom, which lasted from the 1st to the 8th centuries AD. The kingdom was at the crossroads of the three continents: Africa, Arabia, and the Greco-Roman World, and was the …

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West Africa Photo Essay

Click to view As you know, earlier this year I sailed from Cape Town to Morocco with G Adventures on the M/S Expedition. I’ve just published my photo essay from the trip and it is one of my best ever. Click to View my West Africa Photo Essay