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Malaria – What Drug You Should Take to Prevent It!

by Johnny Ward

I think it’s fair to say that nobody wants to die on their travels around the world. Death avoidance 101 begins with preventing malaria. Naturally, as a traveler it’s important to always try to care of ourselves and dodgy diets do us no favours, so whether you’re munching down multivitamins, spirulina tablets, echinacea or whatever, every little Continue Reading »

How Much Does it Cost to Go From Cape Town to Cairo?

by Johnny Ward

Cape Town to Cairo may be a classic backpacking route but what a trip it is! From snorkeling in the azure blues of the Indian ocean, the white beaches of Zanzibar, wildlife galore in the Serengetti, standing on a glacier as you hike to the top of Kilimanjaro – the trip offers everything you could Continue Reading »

My time in Somaliland with the Saudi Property Tycoon

by Johnny Ward

My first 2 blog posts about Somaliland were informational and ‘guide-bookesque’ as opposed to a chronicle of my actual time there so I would like to remedy that with a quick chat about the surreal things I experienced while I was wondering around this mysterious country. I arrived from Ethiopia by land, crossed the border Continue Reading »

A Backpacking Guide to Somaliland

by Johnny Ward

Somaliland may not have the Taj, the Statue of Liberty or even a Macdonalds but I’d trade all three of these for one trip here. Really, of all the places I have been Somaliland really shakes up your preconceptions. You can’t walk up 100m up the street without shaking 10 people’s hands, you’ll have people Continue Reading »

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