How Not to Get Malaria – Odds’n’Ends

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Detailed article explaining how to avoid contracting malaria, the drugs available
and what to do if you do contract malaria.

By Smuggler’s Boat From Guyana to Venezuela

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Travel story about a boat trip from Guyana to Venezuela.

A Slow Train or Three Across Nigeria (2 of 9)

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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 […]

Puerto Natales – Puerto Montt, Chile

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Nicky McLean describes the three days aboard the f

A Trek in Dogon Country #1 – Mopti, Mali, South Africa

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The prime attraction in West Africa.

Terjit Oasis: Greenery in the Heart of the Desert
(1 of 4)

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Greenery in the heart of the Mauritanian desert.

Xanadu (5 of 5)

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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 […]

Xanadu (2 of 5)

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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 […]

Xanadu (4 of 5)

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It is however, no ordinary embankment, but the remains of the walls and towers that girdled round twice five miles… Yes… this is the place. I go out into the bitter wind, and besides the track are stone pillars on which I recognize both Mongolian, and the ideograms for Shangdu. So here we are. The […]

Xanadu (3 of 5)

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One of the office women conducts me next door to a hotel, and in the office a mob of curious locals gathers, including an English teacher (possibly sent for) who is more comfortable with written English. He writes that I must first go to Lanqui, two hours away by bus, and thence a further ten […]