ZANZIBAR: ADVENTURE ON THE HIGH SEAS

INDEPENDENT  I’m not what you’d call an adrenalin junky, macho thrills’n’spills aren’t my thing.  But when the ratchet shrieked and yards of fishing line zipped out across the waves I was beside myself with excitement.  Adrenalin rush?  I was faint with it… time to eat my words… Continue reading

MOROCCO: LALLA LAND

GUARDIAN I guessed argan was a rare gas or a spear-carrying lard-arse in Lord of the Rings.  It is, I discovered, a slow growing thorn tree similar to the olive that’s found in just one place on the planet, southern Morocco’s coastal strip. Continue reading