Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

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

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

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

“The story has never been told”

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] The spirit of commercial competition is alive and well in Africa. The proof is all around. I recently saw a little general … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

The view from our office

[words by Narina Exelby / photographs © Mark Eveleigh and Narina Exelby] The only constant in life, the old adage goes, is change. And there can be nothing more true … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

Iced mangoes in the desert

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] Paradise just got better. I’m sitting on the Land Cruiser roof, watching elephant and zebra jostling at a waterhole and I’ve … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 1 Comment

Old-school safari

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] We’re sitting on the veranda at Voi Wildlife Lodge, looking northward into a shimmering expanse that the old colonials used to … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

The adaptables

[words by Narina Exelby / photographs © Mark Eveleigh and Narina Exelby] Three camera bodies, six lenses, one iPod, one iPhone, one iPad, two laptops, one GoPro camera, 11 adaptors … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Bright lights, big city

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] On my first night back in Africa I slept among fever trees, in a dark valley surrounded by a hazy horizon of light. Half … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The time of the warrior

[words and photographs © Mark Eveleigh] Wrapped in his crimson-checked shuka and leaning on a long-bladed assegai, the statuesque Maasai warrior can rightly consider himself one of the African aristocrats. The … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

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