Entries by James


Smoke Covering Delhi

This is an update on recent news you may have been hearing in the news about the sudden smog cover in Delhi. This is inappropriately being labelled as general ‘pollution’. I would like to clarify that this is a situation mainly caused by the burning of crop fields during the end of the harvest season […]


Royal Cremation of King Rama IX

Yesterday, the Bureau of the Royal Household officially announced the closure of the Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha from the 1st to the 29th of October 2017 in preparation for the Royal Cremation of King Rama IX on Thursday, the 26th of October. The Tourism Authority of Thailand issued this statement along with other useful […]



Plastic carrier bags will not be allowed in Kenya In a move praised by conservation groups and health organisations, Kenya has taken the lead in banning the use of plastic carrier bags and certain other plastic bags.  Included in the ban are the following items that travellers might carry: Duty free carrier bags General shopping […]

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Use of Drones in East Africa

The use of drones is not permitted in any park in East Africa. Doing so can lead to criminal charges leading to heavy fines and/or imprisonment. Tanzania recently passed a law prohibiting the use of unmanned aircraft by anyone except the Tanzania military without the permission of the Civil Aviation Board. This means using them […]



Some thoughts about being “on safari” Being on safari is not arduous but it is fun. There are a variety of ways of going on safari; whether you wish to travel as part of a small group, or follow your own private itinerary; game viewing from in an open vehicle, or tracking game on foot […]