Follow the Footsteps of Alexander across the Oxus

June 20, 2017 seenplaces 0

Crossing the Oxus into Afghanistan, one of the most wonderful countries in the world, is a lot easier now than it was two millennia ago when Alexander the Great’s armies floated across the fast-flowing river by clinging onto their leather tents converted into makeshift rafts. In 2007, an imposing 670-m […]

The Garden Route of South Africa

January 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Garden Route   South Africa’s Garden Route is a spectacular road trip along the coast from Mossel Bay east to Storms River. Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma mountains and the Indian Ocean, the road is named not for its floral gardens but because of its lush and varied […]

Mombasa to Zanzibar Cruise

January 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

Mombasa to Zanzibar   Some companies now offer holidays that, combine the glorious beach life of the Kenyan coast with a short cruise from Mombasa to Zanzibar. These are designed to give a taste of the pleasure of life at sea and a fascinating glimpse of East Africa and the […]