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

Night of the turtle invasion

[words © Mark Eveleigh] The sun rose on a battlefield that was thick with flying dust. Hunched shapes lay in tortured postures, writhing on the sand. Others crawled, inch by painful inch, … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

The beast that kills with one leap

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] I am on my hands and knees on the jungle floor trying to blend in with dozens of white-nosed coatis. All around me the undergrowth … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Hiding out in Bali

[words by Mark Eveleigh] Don’t tell anyone but we’re hiding out in Bali. Apparently a hellish brigade of ghost, spirits, demons, zombies and ogres are out there scouring the island … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 5 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

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

The stuff we collect

[words by Matthew Teller / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] On a shelf I’ve got a fragment of thin, carefully painted 2,000-year-old pottery I picked up years ago in … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

Virtual + reality: One afternoon in the African bush

In the far north of KwaZulu-Natal, where South Africa borders with Mozambique, there is a game reserve called Tembe Elephant Park. It’s home to thousands of animals, including more than … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

One day in the life of Morocco

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] “Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar . . . Ashhadu an la Illah ila Allah . . . Ashhadu an Mohammedan rasul Allah … Continue reading

April 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Walking among the supernatural beasts of the Darien Gap

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] For many years the Darien Gap had been considered one of the most dangerous areas on earth. When we were preparing our expedition, some … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Where to find magic in Cordoba

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Over the centuries Spain has made “prisoners” of many foreign writers who have come to travel here, to call it home and in several … Continue reading

March 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Barcelona, according to George Orwell

   [words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Over the centuries Spain has made “prisoners” of many foreign writers who have come to travel here, to call it home (Washington Irving, … Continue reading

March 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

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