Lüderitz & Kolmanskop

Lüderitz & Kolmanskop

According to Lonely Planet, Lüderitz “has long been a traveler’s favorite.” I’ve consulted Lonely Planet intermittently for nearly twenty years and this statement is further proof of the series’ declining reliability and usefulness. It’s an interesting place to stop and definitely worth a visit when traveling through Namibia but by no means will it make any list of this traveler’s favorites. Nearby Kolmanskop, however, is a different story. Walking around

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