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13 September 2011

Into Africa

Travel is expensive, time-consuming, stressful, disruptive, sometimes tedious, occasionally even dangerous. None of which is enough to keep us at home with the blinds drawn.

Travel is expensive, time-consuming, stressful, disruptive, sometimes tedious, and occasionally even dangerous. 

At any one time, there is a great shifting tribe of travellers. The current estimate from the United Nations World Tourism Organisation is 940 million international tourist arrivals (business and leisure) per year, and the number just keeps growing. Wars and natural disasters dampen its exuberance only slightly; it quickly bounces back.

 
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