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Old World Wandering is a travelogue – a collection of travel stories written by two South Africans making their way through the Old World overland.
2013-01-15 16:01
I stood on the edge of a double lane highway in southern Vietnam, screeching at a taxi driver who couldn’t care less, in a language he didn’t understand. Iain was inside the tax… Read More
2012-10-05 09:53
Sanbanor! We’re finding our feet in Ulan Bator, where we arrived on the Trans-Mongolian two days ago. It’s a surprising city, where dirt roads, ger slums and decrepit, Soviet-er… Read More
2012-10-01 18:51
The three interviews connected to our Kickstarter project started with Graham Boynton, a magazine and newspaper editor. My second subject was Rolf Potts, whose career has spanned both print… Read More
2012-09-17 17:07
Travel writing has grown up alongside the travel industry. The word tourist entered the English language in 1772, just three years before Samuel Johnson’s A Journey to the Western… Read More
2012-09-10 07:35
Tsepak had been a refugee in India. He learnt to speak English where Claire and I first taught it: in McLeod Ganj, the seat of Tibet’s Government in Exile. Refugee was the word used t… Read More
2012-09-04 05:40
Yesterday morning, Claire and I stepped groggily off a bus after 25 hours of travelling feet first through Laos and China. The bus had flame-licked Chinese characters down its sides; insid… Read More
2012-08-29 06:14
Part I: Songs of Shambala Dusk gently settled over Shangri-La. A mist rose off the grassland at the town’s edges, shot through by the day’s last beams of sunlight, while in its… Read More
2012-08-12 07:52
Angkor Wat’s pinecone-tower contours are already etched onto my mind when Iain and I cycle towards them in the crisp dawn air. You can’t avoid images of the temple in Siem Reap… Read More
2012-07-09 12:09
It is a tree like many others. Neither old nor distinctively tall, it has rough, brittle bark and a pile of bricks at its base. Sticks of incense left unlit between the bricks might mark th… Read More

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