Category Archives: Africa

Why all female travellers need menstrual cups!

14 reasons why we think every female traveller should invest in a cup

  • MartinaAugust 19, 2019 - 2:44 pm

    Great article. I had a Mooncup for a number of years, and loved it for most of the reasons you mention in your article. After I had my second daughter my periods grew incredibly heavy, I had a uterus full of fibroids and, eventually, four years ago, I had a have a hysterectomy. In those super-heavy period years, my Mooncup was a life saver. It never leaked, and I could go for far longer without emptying it than if I’d used other forms of sanitary protection (I remember my mum in similar straits when I was young, before her hysterectomy and super sized Tampax and a heavy duty pad and still she leaked after less than two hours). Apart from the heavy periods, the Mooncup was just what I needed as we set about living a frugal life as live aboard sailors. Menstrual cups are inexpensive, discreet and don’t take up much storage space when you’re living on a tiny boat! My older daughter is hitting puberty now, and her first period is probably no more than two years away. I’m exploring sustainable options for her. If you have any suggestions (brands of period pants you’d suggest, for example) I’d like to know. xx

  • EmmaAugust 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm

    Hey Martina, Thanks for your comments. On the post, I gave 3 options for period pants. Did you see them?

4 Ways to book train tickets in Egypt

For some reason booking train tickets in Egypt has been made difficult. I am guessing this is because the train companies want total control over tourists and how they spend their $$$. Call me cynical but I’m sure that this is what it’s about. Read on for our top four tips on how to book…

A Guide to Marsa Allam Airport

In February 2019 we flew out of Marsa Allam airport in Egypt. This airport is one of the few flights that currently connect the UK to Egypt. We couldn’t find any current information about what to expect so we rocked up a whopping 4 hours early and investigated the airport. Here’s what we discovered. Marsa…

What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Morocco!

After spending four weeks around southern Morocco, we’ve collated a collection of questions our kids asked while we there! What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Southern Morocco is everything the guide books won’t tell you about the areas from Agadir down to Sidi Ifni and from Marrakech down to Zagora. Why does it…

A photo tour around the palace of Bahia, Marrakech

The Bahia Palace in Marrakesh sits in a triangle between the Mellah, the Medina and the Kasbah.  It’s construction started in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time with its name meaning “brilliance”. It was designed to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style in a a 2-acre (8,000…

Sidi Ifni, what a cesspit. Morocco

I usually avoid leaving bad reviews on here. If I have nothing really positive to say, I tend just to avoid the subject. However after four days in Sidi Ifni we left early and headed back to Agadir to spend our only night in a hotel. We try really hard to ‘live like locals’ and show…