I’m terribly pleased to announce that Handcarry Only is now a contributor to CNN Travel, arguably one of the web’s leading authorities on travel and leisure. But mostly, I’m just chuffed that Handcarry Only gets to be seen by even more people around the world.
A few months ago, as part of my African adventure, I ventured in the fabled Okavango Delta in Botswana in a creaky wooden dugout canoe, ploughing through the seemingly never ending sea of reeds and spotting some hippos (which are a lot more dangerous than their somewhat friendly appearances might betray!) along the way. It was definitely one off the bucket list for me and an unforgettable experience.
The makoro, or traditional wooden dugout canoe glides silently across the water in the Okavango Delta
A poler pilots the makoro, with a cargo of tourists. The tourist dollar is an important source of revenue for the locals.
Apart from occasionally getting whipped in the face by the reeds, it was a most relaxing way to travel.