Zanzibar – The Last Slave Market

The allure of Zanzibar, its multicultural, decaying opulence harking back to an affluent past, is derived from its history of thriving commerce in the Indian ocean. It is sobering to consider, however, that the affluence was fuelled as much by trade in ivory and slaves as in benign commodities like spices and silk. As is the […]

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Back From Africa

Postcards From Africa!

Yes that is Rwanda. Yes, Rwanda is safe.
No, they do NOT walk around hacking each other to pieces with machetes.
And the epicentre of the Ebola epidemic is closer to Spain than most of East and South Africa.

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