“The Great ball on which we live, the world – is our home. It is also the home of many, many other children, some of whom live in far-away lands. They are our world brothers and sisters.”
Click here to see an adobe spark photo essay of this section of our African Overland experience
‘Writing a novel (or even a blog) is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ – EL Doctorow
In the coming weeks Age of Zinc will reproduce, in Adobe Spark format, the travel diary of four men who are indirectly linked to this blog. It is the story of their travel overland, from Cape Town to Kampala, along with a few side trips to India, Malaysia and Brazil. The Adobe Spark documents evolved much like the journey itself. At no stage did the travellers see beyond the next destination, but that took them to some of the most extraordinary places that Southern and East Africa can offer. With a specific focus on the urbanisation of poverty and the escalating clash between wild nature and human habitat they spent extended periods of time in slums and in wilderness areas, two seamingly disparate realities that, in effect represent polar extremes, intricately connected by a planet in crisis.