Sleeping in Soweto

Here's an idea! I have to stop overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa between flights - yes, the city with a scary violence reputation. So what do I do? Bypass Johannesburg and stay for two nights in Soweto of course. That's right, in the infamous "townships". Stay in a Soweto B&B. … Continue reading

How to enjoy an active volcano.

I cling to our little rubber dinghy as the guide times the waves, and gunning the outboard, noses it straight into the rocks directly below a couple of iron stakes and a ladder bolted into the rocks. “Go, go, go” yells the guide, but the woman at the front doesn’t speak English and takes a … Continue reading