• Ten Reasons To Go On A Group Trip

    Group holidays can get a bit of a bad press. Horror stories abound of being …

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  • Highlights Of Morocco In Two Weeks

    Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! …

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  • How To Take Great Photos Of Wildlife

    It’s fair to say that my absolute favourite thing to photograph above everything else …

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  • Close Encounters in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

    Welcome back! This is Part 2 of my trip to Uganda’s most popular National Park, …

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  • Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale, Uganda

    The 42-year-old chimpanzee lounges lazily on the branch, eyeing us congenially. Far from being bothered …

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  • Nyiragongo: the World’s Largest Lava Lake

    Imagine a place straight out of fantasy and mythology: a portal to the centre of …

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  • Behind the scenes on a Tanzanian safari

    Africa.  The Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater.  The names alone conjure up thrilling images of vast …

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  • How to Take Great Photos of Markets

    I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I …

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  • Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

    Winner: Best Photography at the UK Blog Awards

    Some of you may remember I wrote a post before Christmas asking for people to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards. It was the first time I’ve ever entered any kind of awards.  I’ve only been writing this blog for about a year and a half, …
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    A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

    A Visit To Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda

    “It isn’t going to rain,” says Moses, as he hands out ponchos and rubber boots. “These are just in case.” I don’t share his confidence. It’s the middle of Uganda’s rainy season, ominous clouds are hanging low in the sky, and I’m about to stride …
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    Video: My Third Month In Uganda

    Video: My Third Month In Uganda

    As February turned into March, it was time to ramp my Uganda adventures up a gear.  With two out of my three months done, I had to make sure I did and saw absolutely EVERYTHING I wanted to before it was time to head home. And so I did! It’…
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    Hiking around Sipi Falls, Uganda

    Hiking around Sipi Falls, Uganda

    Uganda is known for being one of the greenest countries in Africa. Not for her the dry yellow grasses of the Serengeti, the orange dunes of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, or the cracked heat of the Sahara desert.  Uganda is lush and tropical, fed by the waters of Lake Victoria, …
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    Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

    Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

    We arrived at the Smile Africa Ministries orphanage in Tororo, Eastern Uganda, on a hot and sticky afternoon after a bumpy five-hour drive from the capital, Kampala. As the car pulled in through the imposing black gates and into the large and dusty compound, it was immediately surrounded by a&…
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    Video: My Second Month In Uganda

    Video: My Second Month In Uganda

    It’s now been two months since I waved goodbye to my life and my friends in London and travelled out to Uganda to volunteer as a video producer for the children’s charity Child’s i Foundation. Having a job to do, and also being determined to make the …
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    Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

    Jinja and the Nile River Kayak Festival, Uganda

    Uganda isn’t only famous for breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife.  There’s another reason travellers flock here: to brave some of the most thrilling and accessible Grade 5 rapids anywhere in the world, on the mighty River Nile. At 6,500 km, the Nile is the longest river in the world.  It&…
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    A Weekend In Entebbe, Uganda

    A Weekend In Entebbe, Uganda

    When you arrive in Uganda, the chances are that unless you come overland, you’ll enter the country via Entebbe International Airport, about an hour south of Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria. At this point, most people hop in a car or a bus and are immediately whisked …
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    Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    Video: Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    In January I went away for the weekend to Entebbe, about an hour from Kampala on the shores of Lake Victoria.  As well as being the location for Uganda’s international airport, the town also has another attraction: the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre. There I did the ‘Behind The Scenes’ …
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    Video: My First Month In Uganda

    Video: My First Month In Uganda

    Exactly one month ago today I boarded a plane and travelled to Uganda with very little planning and not much idea of what to expect.  And what a whirlwind it’s turned out to be!  I’ve already seen and learned so much: from getting my first boda boda, to …
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    A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    A Day At Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

    East Africa is world-famous for its wildlife.  Think of Kenya or Tanzania, and what immediately springs to mind are romantic images of herds of wildebeest traversing the Serengeti, or a lioness stalking a zebra through the long grass of the Maasai Mara.  It’s with very good reason that safaris …
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    Moving to Kampala, Uganda – First Impressions

    Moving to Kampala, Uganda – First Impressions

    When I agreed to come out to Uganda to work as a volunteer for Child’s i Foundation, I had very little idea what to expect. The decision was made rather on the spur of the moment.  It was early December, and one minute I had no plans for January, …
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    Uganda – A New Adventure

    Uganda – A New Adventure

    2018 is going to be the year of what may well be my biggest adventure yet.  The day after tomorrow I’m off to Uganda, and I won’t be coming home again for nearly four months.  Eeek! You might think a huge trip like this is something I’ve been …
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    Digging for Opals in Coober Pedy

    Digging for Opals in Coober Pedy

    We humans are obsessed with shiny, sparkly things, going to phenomenal lengths and expense to get our grubby little hands on gems like gold, rubies, diamonds and emeralds.  Wars have been started, lives have been cut short, and enormous fortunes have been won and lost scouring the earth in the&…
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    An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

    An unhelpful guide to… Canterbury

    Working as a factual TV producer takes me to all sorts of weird and wonderful places.  I’ve filmed off the coast of Namibia on a diamond mining ship.  I’ve learned how they make pearls at an Australian pearl farm (you can read about that here).  I’ve been …
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    How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

    How to Grow a Pearl – Inside an Australian Pearl Farm

    Ah, pearls.  Those gorgeous, lustrous, perfectly round jewels that seem to glow and shimmer with an internal light, like a full moon, or a lightbox, or a text message that wakes you in the middle of the night.  We’ve all seen them, some of you may even have some –&…
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