Author Archives: hazel vint

July 24

Africa’s Alternative To Western Medicine

  We have all heard about the Traditional Healer, the Witchdoctor and the Shaman, but what do they really believe or practice on millions of African patients every day? Granted a few hours and some questions doesn’t give you a proper insight into what REALLY goes on, but at least I have scratched the surface […]

June 20

Walking with lions? Mana Pools, Zimbabwe

The world heritage site, Mana Pools National Park in Northern Zimbabwe, is the only place in Southern Africa where it actually encourages the public to get out of their vehicles and walk around with no guide……… These are the other photos that go along my article that was published by “Life As A Human”.  I […]

April 28

Matusadona National Park, Zimbabwe

  Picture yourself cooking dinner whilst sitting around the campfire. You can hear the hippos grunting from the shore, the chorus of the insects and the wood crackling in the fire. In the distance a large shadow appears out of the surrounding darkness and it takes you several seconds before you can recognise what animal […]

March 06

Understanding the Samburu People of Kenya

Recently I revisited the Samburu People living nearby Maralal, in Northern-Central Kenya.  They are known to have come from South Sudan and some even believe the Israelites. They are cousins to the better known Maasai People of Southern Kenya who separated from them around 500 years ago; they share the same language of Maa but […]

March 03

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a vibrant city, full of hustle and bustle. There are countless jewellery shops, fast food chains and most interestingly Chinese medical stores.  Walking into one of the many Chinese medicine stores will baffle you with the items of unknown dried products on offer.  Asking about these weird items only leaves you with […]

January 29

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo

  Are you searching for a true sense of achievement?  Or the ultimate test of mental and physical strength?  With views of unbelievable granite rock formations and a panorama nearly 4100m down to the ocean? Then Mount Kinabalu is the summit climb for you. The sun rises, the clouds part and you are amazed to […]

October 29

Boudoir Photography

Here is a new area of photography I have tried, BOUDOIR. Some may shy away from these, but I think although provocative some are actually telling more of a story than just sex.  Trust, cultural acceptance and beauty.

October 16

Insect Macro Shoot

This is a slight shift from my recent posts, a first attempt at macro photography with my new lens.  All these photographs were taken in my garden in Kisumu, within a five metre radius!  I wish insects were a little slower, as I find them more interesting than plants and flowers.  I believe I have […]

September 13

Samburu County and the Camel Derby at Maralal

  Ever thought you could enter a camel race and win $230 and to top it off watch a marriage ceremony of the Samburu people? Maralal, in the Samburu county of Kenya, was named so for the shiny tin roofs of the White settlers. Picture a charming little town of many shops, hotels, restaurants and […]

September 10

Letter to Transport Minister for safer roads in Kenya

This is the first joint post I have done, with a great friend and fellow blogger Daniel Ominde.  Although not travel stories, an important topic that needs to be heard. Dear Cabinet Secretary for Transport, It’s my hope that you are doing well, I know that you are such a busy man so I won’t […]