Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

Madiba, and the roads we walk

[words by Narina Exelby] I picked some flowers today. They were yellow. We call them everlastings: flowers that continue, over years sometimes, to bring colour through the mist, and rain, … Continue reading

December 6, 2013 · 4 Comments

Food: a journey between homes

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph by Mark Eveleigh] My life is so different from what it once was. I think these words often; usually when I’m crouched next to … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 12 Comments

Behind the lens: The memory of dust

[words by Narina Exelby] My favourite way to travel is by road. By car, motorbike, bicycle, foot, 4×4 – as long as I have the power to stop when I … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Will I cry…?

[words by Narina Exelby / map by Jessica Durrant] Will I cry when I hear news of Nelson Mandela’s passing? It’s something I’ve wondered often these past few weeks. Continents away from … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

For blood and glory

[words by Mark Eveleigh] “There may be some blood,” the Samburu elder warns me. “But not too much.” The sight of blood is something I’ve always tried to avoid. More … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The camera that survived seven months in an African river

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] One evening last November, as night closed in over the Lugenda River in northern Mozambique, Nic van Rensburg chuckled, took a sip of his G&T … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Africa: On safari in Botswana

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] ‘Living Waters Christian Fellowship’, said the hand-painted sign on yet another breezeblock African chapel. ‘Ocean Bottle Store,’ read the sun-bleached board on the beer-shack opposite. … Continue reading

December 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

A flying start to hassle-free travel writing

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] We’re somewhere in north-western Mozambique. They tell us it’s about 450km to the coast and about 250km to the nearest tarmac. We’re in the middle of a … Continue reading

November 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

Desert storm

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] For two days we had been driving towards the desert and then suddenly, one sunny afternoon in a Moroccan market town, the desert came to us…in … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 29 Comments

Inspiration for Halloween

 [photographs © Boaz Rottem, Rodolphe Simeon, Steve Davey & Tito Herrera / all The WideAngle] If you’ve not yet found your costume for Halloween, there’s no need to panic. All … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

New species found in Kenya?

We’ve been staring at this guy’s backside for the past hour, and are now more confused than ever. We came across this trophy animal in Kenya’s spectacular Tsavo East National … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · Leave a comment

“Fear and loathing” in Lamu?

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Few tourists who arrive in Lamu have much of a grasp of Swahili. There are two phrases that you’ll hear so often within your first day … Continue reading

October 24, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pack up your troubles

 [words Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] I’m no mathematician, but by my calculations I’ve slept the past 33 nights in 22 different places. That means I’ve zipped and … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 7 Comments