Diving in South Africa: Sodwana Bay & Aliwal Shoal

Diving in South Africa: Sodwana Bay & Aliwal Shoal

Writing diving posts isn’t easy. I basically want to put up a bunch of pictures, knowing some of them aren’t very good but hoping that they’ll give you an idea of what the diving is like. There’s only so much I can write about my love of being underwater or why that is. While I’d love to provide some thoughtful remarks on the diving experiences I had, this blog is

Discovering Swaziland

Discovering Swaziland

The first person I asked about whether it was worth visiting Swaziland told me that it’s nice for a few days but that’s about it. It’s great for animals and crafts and not much more, he said. Having spent five nights there, I have to agree. I’m glad I went and saw as much as I did but really, four nights would have been plenty. For those of you hoping

Mozambique Island – the highlight of Mozambique

Mozambique Island – the highlight of Mozambique

Mozambique is a large country, 1,430 miles (2300km) from north to south. When I arrived, I thought there was a good chance I’d get all the way from Maputo to the Tanzania border (more than 1,675 miles/ 2700km of roads). Ultimately, I changed routes and headed west to Malawi so Mozambique Island was my northernmost stop. It took me more than 30 hours of overland travel to get there from