Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

How to travel like a pro

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] What’s the secret to stepping off a plane and looking like you know exactly what you’re doing? To avoiding … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

10 tips for small hotels

[words by Mark Eveleigh & Narina Exelby] As travel journalists, over the course of the past year we have stayed in more than 60 mid- to low-range “boutique” hotels and … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Baggage claim

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The things you own end up owning you, so they say. It is true that we can get by on the road with far less … Continue reading

April 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Baggage claim

[words by Narina Exelby] Someone – I don’t remember who – once said you can tell a lot about a woman by what she carries in her handbag. I don’t … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 4 Comments

“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

Ganglands, part IV: San Pedro prison

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] I’d arrived in La Paz at the end of a long assignment that had taken me all the way from Ecuador to the Bolivian … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ganglands part III: Madagascar’s Wild West

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] On the wall of my apartment I still have the short stabbing-spear that was given to me by the headwoman of a tiny hamlet … Continue reading

July 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ganglands part II: El Chorillo ghetto

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] A couple of streets up from the ‘Machete Attack’ supermarket and one block back from the old café that was once known as La … Continue reading

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Journeys into ganglands

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Bandit country. Apache territory. The Red Zone. All too often the press is responsible for labelling places as ‘dangers zones’ with little reason. I … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

10 travel scams around the world – and how to avoid them

McDonalds deny rumours that Ronald McDonald has been implicated in scams and is under arrest in Panama.  [words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Brazil doesn’t have a monopoly on scams … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Where to find adventure in South America

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Jacques Marais, The WideAngle] From the sun-baked saltpans of the Atacama Desert to the rioting vegetation of the Orinoco basin, and from the mangrove … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

“10 odd things I travel with”

When you spend more time on the road than you do at home, you tend to pack things a little more bizarre than the kitchen sink. For the past 16 … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · 1 Comment

The best places to see wildlife in Africa

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Michael Poliza, The WideAngle] Even in an age when few patches of Livingstone’s “dark continent” remain unexplored, an adventurous heart cannot fail to … Continue reading

February 13, 2012 · 1 Comment