Adventures of Gillian Mclaren to exotic destinations

I’m indulging myself once again by interviewing another fascinating person, Gillian Mclaren, Travel and Science writer. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, newspapers and other media.

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How to tick all the boxes in Mozambique

The southern tip of Mozambique has just enough tangs of culture to tantalize the taste buds and satisfy your quest for adventure, without you having to go far.

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The Best Bush Camp in the Waterberg

A few years ago I was searching the internet to find a place for us to celebrate mom-in-law’s birthday. I came across a campsite called Matamba Bush Camp in the Waterberg that sounded just right for us but not for that occasion.  

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How to experience one unbelievably quaint airport in Comoros

We managed to get a taxi, yes, you heard right, to take us to the airport. We didn’t realise there were any taxis – probably the only one on the island. The building didn't look like an airport terminal. Definitely not a plane in sight.

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Autonomous jewel of an island in the Comoros - Moheli

Moheli was a sight for sore eyes. I survived my unpleasant ordeal of green gills and hubby lived to tell his tale of nearly becoming fish food.

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Disaster, Compromise and Charm at the Comoros

Friends of ours had gone to Comoros earlier in the year and stayed at Le Galawa hotel on Grande Comoros, swimming, snorkelling and having fun with all the water sports available at the hotel.

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10 Questions to get acquainted with audacious Roxanne Reid

I first found out about Roxanne in 2015 when, by chance, I found a blog about the Platbos indigenous forest. I was intrigued that there was a hidden gem deep in the forest that I’ve driven past for so many years.

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Wow! Teetering on Bathroom bay, did the earth move!

My first impression of Nosy Komba, a volcanic island, was its pyramidal shape with the top cut off. It was rocky but smothered in vegetation. It looked like there were no inhabitants and had no sandy beaches. I found out Ambariovato means surrounded by rock. Go figure!

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Deserted islands aplenty - Anyone want to buy me one?

Across the water, on the edge of the aquamarine expanse lay a ribbon of white sand. On either side, trimmed by rocks and topping it, a blur of lush green tropical growth. The island looked deserted and inviting, except for a lone figure scrutinising us.

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