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From Swaziland to eSwatini

25/04/2018 15:43

Written by Sophie Ibbotson

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more. Author Sophie Ibbotson was in the newly renamed eSwatini for the celebrations. 

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The Yagnobi

20/12/2017 11:15

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

Our authors discuss the last remaining speakers of the ancient Sogdian language.

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Alex Haley, Juffureh and the Roots saga

21/11/2017 11:26

Written by Philip Briggs

The Roots Tour to Juffureh and environs remains one of the most popular excursions from the resorts that line the coast south of Banjul thanks to Aley Haley’s Roots.

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Hunting for witches

19/11/2017 10:38

Written by Katrina Manson and James Knight

With a fearsome reputation and spellbinding show, the special powers of the Shenge will leave you mesmerised.

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Survival and strength

17/11/2017 10:29

Written by Katina Manson and James Knight

The only thing that matches the horror of the civil war is the tales of hope and determination that have come out of it. Bambay Sawaneh’s story is one of them.

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Carnaval: Uruguay’s carnival season

15/09/2017 11:02

Written by Tim Burford

Uruguay has the longest carnival season of any country, lasting over 80 days.

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The Uruguayan gaucho

15/09/2017 09:58

Written by Tim Burford

Author Tim Burford tells the story one of Uruguay’s most iconic symbols – the gaucho.

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Five reasons to visit Kosovo

14/08/2017 17:00

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

With its rich, complex history and beautiful surroundings, Kosovo is a truly unique destination that has something to offer every traveller. 

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Madagascar’s famadihana – the turning of the bones

11/08/2017 09:19

Written by Daniel Austin

Visitors to Madagascar shouldn't miss a famadihana – the Malagasy bone-turning ceremony. 

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Zambia: away from the safari

28/07/2016 12:50

Written by Bradt Travel Guides

What does Zambia offer its visitors when they're on the downtime from their safaris?

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