Nicky McLean Travel Articles

 
A Slow Train or Three Across Nigeria (2 of 9)
Second: Kaduna to Kano 140 miles in 5 hours for 120 Naira Kaduna is not such a pleasant city now, due to the usual fervid growth, but it does have a letter for me at Poste Restante so the system does work after all. At the railway station there is not much happening. Some fellows […]
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Puerto Natales – Puerto Montt, Chile
Nicky McLean describes the three days aboard the f
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A Trek in Dogon Country #1 – Mopti, Mali, South Africa
A Trek in Dogon Country #1 – Mopti, Mali, South Africa The prime attraction in West Africa.
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Xanadu (2 of 5)
Sunday starts with a delay over depositing the Green Toad (my backpack) in the baggage room, so a city bus to the railway station would risk missing my 8:50 train. The assistants normally lurking around the gates are absent but a small taxi delivers some Chinese so he gets an immediate refill, and only charges […]
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Xanadu (1 of 5)
Xanadu (1 of 5) Using local transport to visit Kublai Khan's summe
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Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert
(2 of 4)
Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert(2 of 4) Ampara at the foot of the cliff Lunch is in the form of a platter of spaghetti: tomato and onion and the usual tough meat. Afterwards, we lounge on mattresses, picking soft sweet tree-ripened dates from a bowl and sipping beautiful cold clear clean water taken straight from a bucket placed beneath the cliff’s overhang […]
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Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert
(1 of 4)
Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert(1 of 4) Greenery in the heart of the Mauritanian desert.
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Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert
(3 of 4)
Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert (3 of 4) Around three p.m., after the full ferocity of the sun had eased, I stroll to the village for a look around. The Land Rover is there, but there is no other sign of life. Some kids gather around me, especially a little girl who wants many lifts up, and more swing-arounds. The Land Rover is […]
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Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert
(4 of 4)
By chance, I spot lying in the sand a pinless hairclip with a pair of red glass jewels and when later a small child is being shoved around by a group requesting cadeaux, she gets the item as a reward for not pestering me and a message to the pests. She is happy, but not […]
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Xanadu (5 of 5)
As yesterday, I emerge into the dawn gloom at about six twenty, with activity in the streets and buses in motion. Indeed, one is leaving even as I cross the street, but when I mention Peking, the driver motions me to the terminal building. Within, the ticket office ladies nominate a bus to some illegible […]
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