Apartheid and discrimination in South Africa

When I mentioned about Apartheid on my Twitter timeline, I assumed it was a reference that…

The Matapos and Cecil Rhodes

It’s hard to talk about Africa and not mention colonialism; its effects down here in Southern…

Podcast #012: International Borders

Welcome to Episode 12 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. I actually issued…

West Africa and The Atlantic Slave Trade

I’ve alluded to this before, but remarkably, as Brits, we don’t really learn too much about…

Podcast #005: Vanuatu

Welcome to Episode 5 of my “Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure” podcast. As mentioned last…

Nambas & Cannibals: Culture & History of Malekula

Malekula, the second largest island in Vanuatu, is noted in culture for two things, and they’re…

The Ballad of August 1993 (and other stories)

So, let me take you back to the heady days of the mid 1990s. What were…

The Valleys

“The miner in the Rhondda, the coolie in Pekin / Men across the world who reap…

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

I’ve always been interested in history. But history on my own terms, about topics I can…

The Other Dead Sea

The Aral Sea shoreline. It’s pretty cold; I’m even wearing socks. The sky above, coupled with…