About this author

Simon Fenton is a travel writer who, after an early career as a biologist, lived, worked and travelled in Asia for several years, travelling independently and financing himself by teaching English, acting in Bollywood movies and working as a pig farmer in Vietnam. He returned to ’settle down’ and set up the award-winning social enterprise StreetShine before a perfect storm of events re-ignited his wanderlust. He eventually found himself in Senegal, where he and his Senegalese partner Khady have built – and run – an eco-guesthouse. Simon contributes articles to various online and print travel magazines and was a contributor to the Bradt guide to Senegal. Two books chronicling Simon’s adventures in Senegal, Squirting Milk at Chameleons and Chasing Hornbills were published by Eye Books in 2015 and 2016 respectively.