Indonesia’s Gili Islands: The good, the bad and the ugly

My last post concerned Bali. You can think of the Gili islands as Bali’s three teeny little siblings. They (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno and Gili Air) are scattered between the north-east of Bali and the north-west of Lombok. All of this is in Indonesia. Which, religiously speaking, is an interesting corner of the planet. Indonesia … More Indonesia’s Gili Islands: The good, the bad and the ugly

What it feels like to go on a honeymoon BY YOURSELF

Every day I think Africa surely can’t get any better. And then it does. My final few days have been spent on Benguerra Island in Mozambique, at a beach paradise resort called Azura. Not a single other guest here is NOT on their honeymoon. Literally, not exaggerating, not a single one of them (except for … More What it feels like to go on a honeymoon BY YOURSELF

Entering… Mozambique

I landed in Mozambique, at Maputo International Airport, and the immigration officer, let’s call him John, wouldn’t let me enter the country. Excellent start. As I approached him and handed him my passport with a smile, he threw me back a repulsed lingering glance. Fair enough. Maybe he was in a bad mood. John then flicked … More Entering… Mozambique