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Caroline Henshaw
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Caroline Henshaw is a freelance journalist with itchy feet. Since graduating from Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 2006 she has lived in the UK, Italy, China and most recently Australia, where she worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, covering everything from banking to agriculture. This year she is revisiting her South African roots spending 6 months blogging her way through the Dark Continent. Write to her at

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Teaching the Joy of Reading in Zambia

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 3:14 PM

Clouds of dust swirl through the windows as we bounce down the dirt track road. Tiny faces grin up at me as they race beside the ancient safari vehicle, now turned mobile library. Over the thump of shifting piles of books I can hear children's voices start to crescendo as...

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The Ups and Downs of African Bus Journeys

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2013 | 4:36 PM

One of the best, and worst things about journeying in Africa -- or any less-developed part of the world -- is traveling on local buses.

Ask any hardened traveller about local transport and most will enthusiastically launch into their favorite horror stories, like soldiers describing how they got their...

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The Problem With Tours

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:15 PM

Tours, as far as I'm concerned, are like Marmite -- you either love them or hate them. (For the non-Brits out there, change Marmite to rap music, smoking or black coffee and you'll get my point.)

Unfortunately, it seems I am in the hate camp.

I decided to book...

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Hearing Robert Mugabe Speak

(2) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 7:33 PM

Everyone does things they regret when traveling. Like that night you fell off the bar after one too many margueritas. Or the night you snogged that dodgy waiter with the ponytail on a dare for a free shot of tequila.

I began to fear it could be one of those...

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The Mzungu Diaries: 6 Months in Africa

(5) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 4:45 PM

"So, how are you finding Africa?" asked the man in the suit next to me as our bus careered around another blind corner, narrowly avoiding a huge lorry laden with bricks in the oncoming lane.

"Wonderful," I answered, ducking the box of live chicks thrown towards me by the...

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