Tunisia

Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou Said

In 2005, I had one of these spontaneous ideas to book a holiday and go alone somewhere because I felt overwhelmed and trapped. I was still dealing with depression and considered it a great idea to head off alone. This time, I booked a week to Hammamet in Tunisia. And to work against loneliness, I booked a couple of tours – one to Tunis and one 2-day-tour through Southern Tunisia to see a bit of the country and the Sahara.
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Mozambique

Mozambique
Between Tete and Chimoio

Since I studied in Portugal, I had wanted to have a look at Mozambique which somehow fascinated me. I am fascinated by quite a lot of exotic countries… I guess that’s why I like travelling there to have a quick look.

Mozambique was the last country of our South Africa – Zimbabwe – Botswana – Zambia – Malawi – Moz – South Africa round trip in 2014. We came from Blantyre, Malawi, by bus and spend 5 days in the country. The visa was ridiculously expensive – something like 80 US$.
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Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls train station

My brother had decided to finally marry his South African girlfriend of many years and she had said yes. The wedding would be in South Africa where we had just been a year and a half earlier. So we decided it was a good opportunity to travel north before the wedding and discover other Southern African countries. We took the bus from Joburg to Bulawayo in Zimbabwe. For me, Zimbabwe had been a country where you don’t go – Mugabe, violence against white and between black – but when I started reading about Zimbabwe it sounded like a good travelling country.
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