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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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- RT @bmay: More absolutely horrendous news for #brexitbritain’s fishing industry and a further reminder that #brexit is the greatest totally… 1 week ago
- Brilliant dissection of how Johnson came to be the worm on top of the dung heap. But why did so many vote to be smo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 week ago
- Tanzanian President Suluhu to form Covid-19 taskforce the-star.co.ke/news/africa/20… # via @thestarkenya 1 month ago
- RT @cirian75: Dear @BBCNews Just because you have decided barely report 7 days of riots threatening the Good Friday agreement going on in… 1 month ago
- RT @Angry_Voice: My bit on why the BBC insists on paying so little attention to Johnson's philandering, corruption, and lies. #WeNeedToTa… 1 month ago
- Or a £370,000 salary for 100,000 people. It’s an astronomical sum of money. Where has it gone? #TrackandTrace twitter.com/RichardTrillo/… 1 month ago
- RT @TheMendozaWoman: England is wild. People hear a poor person got overpaid a fiver in benefits and they lose their fucking minds. But w… 1 month ago
- .@FCDOtravelGovUK Are you guys keeping up to date? It seems that international visitors in Kenya can continue to us… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… 1 month ago
- RT @ExpertAfrica: It looks like the Nairobi region lockdown will not apply to local air travel after all. We've just received this release… 1 month ago
- RT @13sarahmurphy: Johnson is a bin. The fact that he heaved around with her, paid her taxpayers’ money and generally disrespected everyone… 1 month ago
Author Archives: Richard Trillo
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.
This planned freight line might prove to be quite useful, especially in the rains, when roads in northern and western Guinea can be so slow. Whether it will have any actual passenger transport is another matter. And don’t expect it … Continue reading
Visemar Lines has cancelled its car ferry service between Venice, Italy and Alexandria, Egypt. This seems to be connected with the fact that it calls en route at Tartous in Syria. It sounds like it might resume in October.
This is a perennial subject. Roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo are just so unpredictable and can delay travel literally for weeks. A compelling, brilliantly edited film shown on Al-Jazeera recently, “Hazardous trucking in DR Congo” provides a graphic account … Continue reading
The BBC’s 2 June 2011 story about a “crash” in wildlife numbers in the Maasai Mara region has been widely picked up, in most cases without further comment. I don’t think we should be complacent, but I’m not getting a sense of … Continue reading
Great news from Ndjamena, capital of Chad, across the river from the far-north tip of Cameroon: they’ve opened a cinema! The Théâtre Normandie opened its doors in April and it looks rather nice. Chadian cinéastes Issa Serge Coelo (“Daresalam”) and … Continue reading
I’m delighted that the new Rough Guide: First-Time Africa will be published on 1 April 2011.