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This site accompanies the travel guide The Rough Guide to First-Time Africa. It's not an alternative to the book, but includes samples of the contents, a blog page and the opportunity to comment on posts and pages and put questions to the authors.
Static web pages ("The book", "The authors" etc) are tabbed up on the left beneath the photo of Lamu waterfront. Blog posts all appear on the "Home" page, at the far left, with the most recent post at the top. Each blog post is tagged with subject and/or country categories, allowing you to access the posts you're interested in using the Category dropdown menu, below.
Last 10 blog posts
- British tourist, visitor and resident deaths in Africa: 325 people in 12 months out of more than 3 million British visitors
- Surprised 2174 Brits died abroad of “unknown causes” in 2010: new figures from the FCO
- Accidents abroad: Britons killed in Africa
- Britons murdered in Africa: very few indeed
- Improved security in the Sahel: military escorts dropped in northern Niger
- Rodrigues on the radio
- KCB Safari Rally 2011 – take care on those roads!
- The Lake of Stars Festival
- Zambia travel update
- Cycling in Uganda
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Subjects and countries
- RT @ChrisStosWright: Embarrassed that this is the first I knew we have a #TTG30under30 member in our midst at Sunvil! Great to read the ar… 21 hours ago
- Breathtaking quote from the shameless @ZacGoldsmith - thank you John! The hypocrisy of this government and their m… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- RT @BrexitInCourt: The @UKHouseofLords MUST force the release of the #RussianReport before passing the Brexit Bill. It is not being swept… 1 week ago
- RT @paulakahumbu: .@kwskenya The Govt shd b t/ role model 4 moral authority - how can we ask others to conserve wildlife outside parks whe… 1 week ago
- How much British voters have been played is truly staggering. Extraordinary Reuters investigation. twitter.com/guyverhofstadt… 1 week ago
- Hear hear! twitter.com/justinmfrancis… 2 weeks ago
- Bravo that man! Now that’s what I call a letter. @guardian https://t.co/MWCwVIszVA 2 weeks ago
- “Mike”... hahaha This is like IR by numbers, like painting by numbers. And you still end up with a terrible pictur… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 weeks ago
- Glorious moment! Thank heavens for experts, competence, patience and good humor! Meanwhile, somewhere in #Mustique… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 2 weeks ago
- RT @LackOfToast: Of course he did. How else are they supposed to take positions that'll pay off as the markets react? https://t.co/A1rQwKhi… 2 weeks ago
Author Archives: Richard Trillo
One of Africa’s best music festivals, in Malawi, the Lake of Stars festival at Sunbird Nkopola Lodge, at Mangochi on the shores of Lake Malawi, is covered in the Observer today. It’s a lively piece, highlighting the festival’s hugely positive influence on … Continue reading
News of border crossing scams at Livingston/Victoria Falls (drivers beware). And there’s a new requirement for travellers who have been in Zambia to have a Yellow Fever certificate issued at least ten days earlier, when entering South Africa, based on changes to the Yellow … Continue reading
Bikes are such a great way of travelling in Africa – not least because you get to travel the way most local people do, under your own steam (and sweat) – that it’s not surprising it’s an increasingly popular way … Continue reading
For anyone even contemplating a visit to Somaliland – or even less likely one of the other parts of what used to be Somalia – this detailed Wikipedia map is worth poring over. The most recent “autonomous” creation is Jubaland, a … Continue reading
Adrian Mourby in the Independent on getting away from the sun and sand formula on Mauritius.
A nice piece on travel in the land-locked nation of Lesotho by the Guardian’s Africa correspondent, David Smith. Our Lesotho page is here.