Empiricists love to boast about how the sun never went down on the British Empire which is probably why our little island is on steroids on atlases.
But not just us… the US obviously but also China and randomly Greenland.
So who loses out here? Well Africa and South America mostly.
Well this site is nothing if not a vehicle to change the world so let’s do just that and flag up to why these two continents should be on our radar.
Wendy Wu Tours have been telling us for years.
They have just released their 2020-2021 Treasures of South America brochure.
And they have put in some incentives just for us.
Their Essence of Argentina & Brazil is a 12-day tour from £4,090pp with flights which, of course, includes Rio, Buenos Aires and Iguazu. Pure redemption!
Twelve days, of course, is never long enough, 28 is a bit more like it.
That’ll give you more than enough time to see…
Lima, Urubamba, Agues Caliente, Cusco, Puno, Huatajata, La Paz, Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama, Santiago, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Iguazu and Rio.
And if some of those names are new to you it’s because they reduce the size of those countries on your map.
Ultimate South America, 28 days from £8,690pp, including flights.
Who hasn’t whiled away a coffeetime looking at our atlas, and picking out African names, say?
And I promised to come back for them!
Now having dipped my toe into the Muddle East, and North Africa on a memorable trip to Morocco.
And realised a dream by visiting South Africa, I just have to do the bit in between.
So picking out Tanzania here which as you can see would dwarf Germany if we would only let it…
It’s all about the safari, the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro but there are beaches too, and exotic Zanzibar.
They have 19 days Kilimanjaro, Serengati & Zanzibar from £3356.65.
Tanzania was calling me in South Africa when my hotel in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape played Toto’s Africa on a constant loop.
Wild beasts of South Africa
I know that I must do what’s right. As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.
Famously, writer David Paich had never visited Africa when he penned the song….
Perhaps he too had been looking at his atlas with a magnifying glass, of course, to pick out the names!
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