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Travels in the life of Laila

Gallery: Taking it easy in Rio

BRAZIL | Monday, 26 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: The Island Experience - Ilha Grande

BRAZIL | Sunday, 25 May 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Raindrops are falling on my head

BRAZIL | Saturday, 3 May 2008 | Views [469]

I arrived in Rio with no problems. I know, read that again. No problems. I made my connecting flight in Lisbon, the food on TAP Air was actually pretty decent, I had 2 seats to myself, the movies were good, I got through customs in 5 minutes, my luggage ... Read more >


Impulsive in Brazil

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 1 May 2008 | Views [450]

And just when you thought my random witterings were a thing of the past...I am back! I have 3 weeks to play before I have to accept that I can't be a bum forever...and so I have decided to go to Brazil and visit another one of my "must see"... Read more >


3 memorable months in Africa

UNITED KINGDOM | Thursday, 6 Dec 2007 | Views [406]

I have come to the end of my stories and my trip. I have been back in London for a few weeks now and it is amazing how quickly you settle back into life. But you never forget the experiences, the people and the little things that happened along the way.... Read more >

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Development Work across Tanzania

TANZANIA | Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | Views [1049]

I am writing this a good few weeks after my trip because after coming back from my trip round Tanzania with the DIWEO organisation, I felt pretty disheartened. I knew that during a week away I wouldn't be doing much actual volunteering or really ... Read more >

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Did I tell you about the clear blue waters and pure white sands of Zanzibar?

TANZANIA | Saturday, 24 Nov 2007 | Views [1064]

I did say I would write later about Zanzibar...I didn't think it would be when I was back in rainy London. But here I am, sat on my sofa at home with rain lashing down outside (well its not ACTUALLY raining right now but it makes for a better story) ... Read more >

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The serious part of my trip

TANZANIA | Friday, 2 Nov 2007 | Views [460]

I got back to Dar on Monday and since then have been just settling back in....catching up with family and friends and organising my next project (and last before I come home) which is volunteering. I am hoping to spend a few days/ a week visiting some ... Read more >

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Eating it up in Mombasa

KENYA | Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [1452]

That is what I think I did the most during my week in Mombasa, eat! The food here, both local and east african is so good, and the fact that all the meat is halaal is a bonus even for an indifferent meat eater like me! We also had quite a few friends ... Read more >

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Relaxing in Dar & Happy 30th Birthday to me!

TANZANIA | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [1351]

This entry brings me up to date with my blog- finally! Last Thursday i said good bye to the overland group as they headed south down to Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and then onto Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. If i had known how much I would enjoy overlanding ... Read more >

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Gallery: Spending time in Africa with loved ones

UNITED KINGDOM | Sunday, 21 Oct 2007 | Photo Gallery

With friends & family in Dar, Mombasa
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Living the high life in Tanzania - Serengeti & Ngorogoro

TANZANIA | Sunday, 7 Oct 2007 | Views [925]

From the lakes and plains of Kenya we had a big driving day across the border into Tanzania. We camped the first night we arrived on the shores of Lake Victoria at a scenic campsite called Tembo (loads of hotels and campsites are called tembo after the ... Read more >

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Gallery: Travelling through Tanzania

TANZANIA | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

From a balloon in the sky, overland on a truck and across the water to Zanzibar...
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The Lakes and Safaris of Kenya

KENYA | Saturday, 29 Sep 2007 | Views [676]

Hello! I am catching up on my blogging...i have a lot to write after such a long gap. The second part of the trip was from Kenya down to Tanzania. It was much more laid back than the first part- we had a lot more relaxing time at camp sites and fewer ... Read more >

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The Big 5 in Kenya

KENYA | Tuesday, 25 Sep 2007 | Views [4386]

The first leg of my overland trip finished in Nairobi. Before we got to Nairobi though we did the Masai Mara, which surpassed all my expectations. Maybe because we saw 4 of the big 5 in the first morning game drive we did. Test - which are the animals ... Read more >

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UPDATED! Overlanding in Africa

UGANDA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Views [893]

Hi! i cant believe i have been overlanding (its a verb!) for nearly 2 weeks now. the time is flying by and if i had written at the start of my trip it would have been filled with tales of yucky toilets at petrol stations, cold showers and the pain  of ... Read more >

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Gallery: Overlanding through Kenya

KENYA | Thursday, 20 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

Masai mara, Nakuru & Naivasha - animals, animals and some more animals
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NEWS JUST IN - unforgettable gorilla trekking in Rwanda

RWANDA | Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [576]

As promised for the animal obsessed among you, here is an entry dedicated to the gorillas. so here is how it works. we got up really early and went up to the office at the base of the parc national des volcans. i gave my 500 USD to our man greg who arranged ... Read more >

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The Princess goes camping

UGANDA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Views [535]

When I wrote my last entry I still had a few days left in Dar. I have loads still to write but i realise out here time is of essence (and good internet connections should never be taken for granted) so i will maybe go backwards and add in that story ... Read more >

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Gallery: Gorillas and partying in Rwanda

RWANDA | Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | Photo Gallery

A weird but wonderful combination
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