Browsing All posts tagged under »Travel«

On Conde Nast Traveller & Africa’s “Image Problem”

May 6, 2013


The Real Truth About Africa and What the Aid Industry’s Spin-doctors Don’t Want You to Know Culled from June 2013 Conde Nast Traveller article by Jane Bussmann On Christmas night, a friend’s car screamed up outside my window [in Mombasa]. ‘Do you know where your passport is? And how much cash have you got in […]

New York, New York + The High Line

April 3, 2013


I am slowly reacclimating to life post holiday: the demands of day-to-day responsibilities, the extended English winter, the fact that I no longer have the freedom to sleep & eat at will…lol; I kid. Having spent a few days in NYC, essentially dipping my toe in pretty much every corner of Manhattan and some points […]

Five (African) Things: Zina Saro-Wiwa, Peju Alatise, Laura Mvula, Ava DuVernay and African Villas

March 9, 2013


I have become addicted to cupcakes & cashmere, Emily Schuman’s blog not the actual things (although I’m not one to scoff at a nice cupcake and/or plush cashmere). One of the features I enjoy most on her blog are her Five Things posts, a collection of bits of inspiration and sources of enjoyment/amusement. I’m totally […]

On Roman Holidays, Italian Palazzos and iPad Photography

February 23, 2013


I have been to the promised land, and it was good. Last weekend I went on a Roman holiday: an extended weekend of eating, sleeping and generally doing nothing. I visited the promised land, and it was good. Before this trip, I’d always had a sort of distant relationship with Italy (as a holiday destination). […]

Five (African) Things: Social Media Week Lagos, The Jews of Nigeria & Andrew Dosunmu’s Ma’ George

December 4, 2012


I’m keepin’ on with my Five (African) Things series of posts –  highlighting topics I’m currently finding interesting across African music, literature, art, and fashion, primarily because I am a magpie of digital information and have a compulsive need to share said information with the good folks on the interwebs. There are many, many wonderful […]

The Sartorialist + South Africa

November 18, 2012


Recently, The Sartorialist visited South Africa for the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa. During his time in South Africa, he captured images of style in Johannesburg and Soweto, applying the Satorialist filter to the African style landscape. I am quite late on this as Fashion Week Africa took place in late October, nearly 3 weeks […]

Buenos Aires + Shanghai – Happy Sunday

June 3, 2012


I’ve been terribly unproductive today, finding every possible way to avoid doing work that needs to be done. At one point, I started digging through my old travel photos, longing for a holiday (that frankly, I don’t think I deserve given all my time wasting!). I found two photos I took way back when with […]

Better Know an African City – Loveable Cities

May 25, 2012


Better Know an African City – Loveable Cities is part of an ongoing series of posts on African cities on Cherchez la Curl.  The series aims to collate information on and expose the quirks, infrastructure and beauty of Africa’s cities so as to facilitate discussion that will help their leaders make them better and more livable. […]

Mr Porter + The Way I Pack

April 13, 2012


I have evolved into being one of the worst packers ever. When I was younger, I would start packing for trips days ahead of said trip. Nowadays, I wait until the very last minute; as in, I have kept my taxi waiting outside as I threw random bits and bobs into my suitcase before making […]

L’Entrepot du Congo

March 11, 2012


This is a re-post of part of a travel post I put up last year. Given recent sunny weather, memories of the good ol’ days when I crossed the Channel a lot more often came flooding back. This is totally a nostalgia repost. I’m headed back across the Channel for a few days at the […]


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