Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

An afternoon in the life of a travel writer

[words and pic by Narina Exelby]  The only constant in life is change. I know this old adage is a little, well… *yawns*… but it’s a very apt description of … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 5 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

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

How to build a Balinese kite

[words and photographs by Narina Exelby] Sometimes it’s the most simple moments that bring unexpected joy. Like taking that first sip of the perfect cup of chai tea, or finding … Continue reading

August 10, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Surfing without sight: A lesson in bravery

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The biggest life lessons are often learnt when you least expect them – like, for example, when you’re slurping a banana milkshake on the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

Behind the lens: The magic of flight

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] There is an island in the far north of Seychelles that twitters with magic. It’s a place where the sky is big and where … Continue reading

June 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Words to travel by

[words and photograph by Narina Exelby]

April 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to make the most of your coffee break

[words Narina Exelby / photograph Mark Eveleigh] One of the things I love about Indonesia is the casual pace at which life happens. Need your laundry done today? No problem … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

Find the perfect place to stay

[words by Narina Exelby] People can’t help but recommend things. It’s just human nature, the need to share something you love / believe in / find useful / funny / … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments