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Buying a car in South Africa as a foreigner

Mar, 2017: Have you always dreamt of driving from Cape Town to Cairo? Do you like the idea of having your very own overlanding 4WD chariot to take you into the wilds of Africa? Is planning not really your…

Passport: How to apply for an Ethiopian visa in Nairobi

How to apply for an Ethiopian visa in Nairobi

Oct, 2017: Getting an Ethiopian visa from the embassy in Nairobi has a bit of a notorious reputation. At first we heard it wasn’t possible and then we heard it was possible but that it would be very painful.…

On the road north to Loiyangalani: avoid paying bribes

Police corruption in Africa: 10 ways to avoid paying bribes

Nov, 2017: Africa is an amazing continent full of stunning natural diversity, beautiful people and rich culture. It’s also a continent hamstrung by corruption. While corruption comes in many forms, by far and away our most common experience was…

Our grill master at Kapana Single Quarters in Windhoek: Best restaurants in Namibia.

Best restaurants in Namibia: a greedy eater’s guide

June, 2017: Namibia wouldn’t usually feature high in a gourmand’s itinerary but in the two weeks we spent there we had some awesome eating experiences. From simple barbecues in local markets, to Swakopmund’s brauhaus, to refined dining in a…

Random German architecture of Swakopmund: kayaking with seals

Kayaking with seals on Namibia’s desert coast

June, 2017: What does German bratwurst and kayaking with seals have in common? Usually very little but if you head to the rather random Namibian town of Swakopmund, you’ll find both in plentiful supply. After a mildly frustrating time…