Bouncing through Botswana

October 22, 2017

Blessed with some of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth, Botswana is one of the great safari destinations in Africa. After crossing the border from Zambia, I ended up in Kasane which is the gateway to Chobe National Park. Chobe National Park in Botswana has the highest concentration of elephants in the world, it is …
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Crossing the Zimbabwe-Zambia border

October 19, 2017

Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most amazing sights in the world. Twice as tall as Niagara Falls, and several times longer, Victoria Falls affords visitors a once-in-a-lifetime sightseeing experience. It might not be the very biggest, but few will debate that it’s the most spectacular. If it is the …
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Southern Africa on a budget

March 1, 2017

An astonishingly diverse region fused by its prolific wildlife, breathtaking landscapes and remnants of ancient culture, Southern Africa will etch itself on your heart. Most people will immediately think of safaris or impoverished people when ‘Africa’ is mentioned or ask “Is it dangerous?”, but did you know that South Africa is the second largest economy …
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Semonkong Lodge

February 5, 2017

The mighty Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho, one of the highest single dropping waterfalls in Africa, creates a haze of smoke as the water plummets 186 metres into a spectacular gorge. It is from this smoke that Semonkong – The Place of Smoke – gets its name. Semonkong Lodge offers accommodation in Semonkong, and is perfectly …
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Overnight stay at Semonkong

February 5, 2017

Maletsunyane Falls is a 192-metre-high (630 ft) waterfall in the Southern African country Lesotho. It is located near the town of Semonkong (Site of smoke), which also is named after the falls. The waterfall is on the Maletsunyane River and it falls from a ledge of Triassic-Jurassic basalt. Having heard about its natural beauty, I decided to venture out of the capital city Maseru to …
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Crossing the South African-Zimbabwean border

January 31, 2017

It has to be one of the longest border crossings I have ever experienced, besides the China-Kazakhstan one. This time, I took an overnight bus from Johannesburg as we headed up north to Beit Bridge to cross the border. Many of my friends had warned me about the horrendous queues, but in order to save …
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Victoria Falls (is falling down)

January 30, 2017

The original plan was to head to Harare (the capital of Zimbabwe) to find my friend before going to Victoria Falls. However, due to a lack of time and sold out bus tickets, I had to change my route by going to Bulawayo (second largest town) before taking the train to Victoria falls. I took …
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Pitstop in Port Elizabeth

January 18, 2017

Most people only know Johannesburg and Cape Town when they think of South Africa, both of which are serviced by direct flights from Singapore. However, this time I decided to venture deeper into South Africa to explore other regions. Port Elizabeth caught my eye because it is a coastal city and also it was holding …
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How do I fund #donstravels

April 9, 2015

 So many people have been asking me how do I manage to fund my extensive travels, as it always seems that I am on the move. So far this year, I’ve been doing one overseas trip each month (Myanmar, Japan, Malaysia and coming up soon, the Philippines), adding new countries to my growing list. I …
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Cruising Cape Town

April 4, 2015

Cape Town is one of South Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. It is the country’s second most populous city and people often mistake it as the capital city. Nestled under the majestic Table mountain and the Victoria waterfront, it makes an exciting destination to visit. Other nearby places include Cape Point which is touted as …
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Viaje a Tombuctú

December 1, 2014

HAPPY DECEMBER! So fast it’s the time of the year again where festive bells are ringing and the smell of Christmas is in the air. Yesterday, I watched a second Spanish film as part of the Latin American Film Festival in Singapore. This was much better than the one that I watched the previous day …
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magical Morocco

November 18, 2013

 mosque Koutoubia  getting lost in the souk  pinkish-red buildings common in Marrakech  beautiful Atlas mountain range  the main square Djemaa El Fna comes alive at night  the waterfall at Ourika  makeshift restaurants set up along the river  the numerous orange juice drink stalls at the square  the grand King Hassan II mosque in Casablanaca the …
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in the mood for backpacking?

November 27, 2012

haiz I’m craving for travel after reading this article. I still have one more exam this saturday though, but the holiday mood seemed to have set in. Top 10 Cheapest Countries to Backpack Backpacking is one of the most fun adventures to go on. College students for years and years have enjoyed grabbing their gear, …
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Testimonial for Warwick in Africa

August 9, 2012

From 14 July to 3 August, a group of 5 NUS students including me went on a voluntary trip to Stellenbosch, South Africa. We spent three weeks there, teaching grade 8-10 Mathematics at a township school, Kayamandi High School. It was our first time on the African continent and we were very excited about it. …
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