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Europe   25 Feb, 2020, 11:50
Among the Barbarians: a cruise in Norway  
Donal Conlon

When Donal Conlon wins a Norwegian cruise, the first thing he does is look at a map. With memories of Vikings he flies north to the fjords.

Central Asia   5 Feb, 2020, 15:15
India to Afghanistan (almost) by 70’s Hippy Bus  
Donal Conlon

In the glory days of the overland trail Donal Conlon push-starts his way across Asia on a dodgy bus. Along the way they somehow heard that Elvis died, so probably 1977.

Africa   30 Jan, 2020, 14:03
Horned zebu cattle and potholes: motorbike Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon finds obstacles and attractions aplenty on the road to Madagascar’s northern tip.

Africa   15 Jan, 2020, 13:56
Fishing with Daz off Madagascar’s coast  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon finds himself paddling a leaky outrigger pirogue into the Indian Ocean in the hope of catching lunch.

Africa   1 Jan, 2020, 13:49
A motorbike ride through rural Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon finds a motorcycle is ideal for passing through the rural regions of Madagascar

Africa   25 Dec, 2019, 13:20
Smiles and flirts on Maputo’s best beach  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon relaxes on Mozambique’s best beach – and finds there’s plenty going on.

Africa   16 Dec, 2019, 13:13
An unreliable train links Madagascar’s highlands to the coast  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon takes the train that still – usually – links Fianarasoa to the east-coast town of Manakara. It takes a while.

Africa   30 Nov, 2019, 13:05
Taking a taxi-brousse across Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

There’s nothing routine about overland travel in Madagascar. Donal Conlon has to wade rivers and rent canoes to complete a one-day journey to Diego Suarez that takes him three.

Africa   16 Nov, 2019, 13:01
Pissed on a plane on the flight to Beira  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon finds he has some very drunk company on his night flight across a sleeping Mozambique.

Africa   30 Oct, 2019, 12:53
Fishing for prawns off the Mozambique coast  
Donal Conlon

For most visitors to Maputo prawns are a treat that you find on your plate. Donal Colon joins the fishermen to experience the thrill of catching them in the wild.

Africa   16 Oct, 2019, 12:51
Lost – and then found – on the way to Lalibela  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon loses his bus in a small truckstop on the way to Ethiopia’s buried churches. With no Amharic he has little alternative but to (try to) hitch.

Central Asia   31 Oct, 2014, 07:32
A ‘Hippy Trail’ busride across the Khyber Pass  
Donal Conlon

The glory days of Asian travel have to be the 1970’s, when an early wave of backpackers flooded into a whole new world of drugged-out colour. Donal Conlon digs out an old diary entry of his journey from Delhi to Kabul.

Africa   29 Sep, 2014, 14:26
Cruising the Loza River in north-western Madagascar  
Donal Conlon

Donal Conlon takes a break from his work in Mozambique to hitch a lift down a Madagascan river. A local boat proceeds at a very local pace.

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