Have you ever been on a life changing trip?

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle

I had heard horror stories a number of times of people sponsoring orphanages and when they went to visit the organisation they found it in disrepair or that the money was getting into the wrong hands and so on. It’s not that I never wanted to help those less fortunate, I’d never encountered an organisation that really struck a chord with me, that allowed me to see directly where sponsor’s … Read More

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a Dream Come True

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist as a teenager I dreamt of going gorilla trekking. Coming face to face with the gorillas was something that fascinated me and filled me with anticipation. If someone told me that I could only ever go on one trip during my life I would without a doubt nominate gorilla trekking in Africa. While living in Australia I had researched trips to Africa … Read More

Morocco, a country full of so many surprises

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Morocco will always be one of my favourite places that I have had the pleasure of visiting. I don’t know if it is because I went there with no expectations or that it was the first non-western country I visited and hearing the regular call to prayer (which I quickly grew accustomed to and enjoyed the familiarity of, well maybe not the one at dawn while I was sleeping) or … Read More

Pic of the Week: Face to face at Etosha National Park

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

After the last Pic of the Week, featuring butterflies in the Peruvian Amazonas, this week we jump to Africa with another majestic animal in our viewfinder. My first trip to Africa was a camping safari around Southern Africa. I was filled with excitement and anticipation. This was my dream holiday¬†finally coming true. By the time we had arrived in Namibia we had already seen so much diverse wildlife but of … Read More

Africa – Living a dream

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I had wanted to go to Africa and go gorilla trekking ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist as a teenager. To date I have been lucky enough to visit Sub-Saharan Africa four times and know that I will visit again some day. In July 2010 I did a camping tour around Southern African with Geckos Adventures. We started at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and made our way across … Read More