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Socotra: your questions answered

All you need to know about this little-known UNESCO-listed island.

Janice Booth's working life has included professional stage management, archaeology, working for a Belgian NGO, compiling logic-puzzle magazines and travelling widely. She has driven land-rovers in Timbuktu, walked with water-buffalo in Tamil Nadu, waded in the breakers of Namibia's Skeleton Coast, and initiated and co-written the Bradt guide to Rwanda, as well as editing many other Bradt guides to various far-flung places. Now living in Devon within sound of the sea, she has co-written (with Hilary Bradt) Slow South Devon & Dartmoor and Slow East Devon & the Jurassic Coast, helps to judge Bradt's annual travel-writing competition, and succumbs too often to Devon pasties and clotted cream.

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A dark and stormy night

Janice Booth discovers an extraordinary story of bravery in Lynmouth.

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Maraba Bourbon Gourmet Coffee

Rwanda’s Maraba Bourbon coffee is one of the country’s success stories.

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Five reasons to visit Rwanda

Peerless wildlife experiences, exceptional scenery and off-the-beaten-track safari – five reasons why now is the time to visit Rwanda.

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Kamageri’s Rock

Janice Booth recounts her version of this ancient tale.

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Dartmoor ponies

In contrast to its Exmoor counterparts, the Dartmoor ponies are varied in appearance. 

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New Travel Writer of the Year 2016 – preliminary comments

Janice Booth, preliminary judge of the New Travel Writer of the Year competition, offers a few initial comments on the entries.

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Rwanda: 20 years on

Janice Booth talks of how far Rwanda has come since the genocide of 1994.

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Involvement with local people – hints to travellers

Janice Booth, co-author of our Rwanda guide, discusses charities and giving something back. 

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Rwanda – The Impact of a Guidebook

Written by Janice Booth   I first went to Rwanda in February 2000, to try to discover what had happened to a Rwandan friend from whom I’d heard nothing since the 1994 genocide. I assumed he was dead, and I didn’t expect to enjoy my visit. The media were portraying a grim, inhospitable country, deeply…

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