TANKWA TOWN In the semidesert Karoo – halfway along the R355, a 250km untarred road between Calvinia and Ceres in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa (that means on the longest stretch in the country without petrol stations, nearby assistance, phone signal) – there is a magic place: a temporary city that every year since 2007 appears and disappears in just one week.

UGANDA Try to imagine the scene: it’s Christmas morning and we are in the middle of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, far south of Uganda, at the border with Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo, trying to meet some gorillas in their natural habitat. Just the time to get there and we find out why they call it impenetrable forest: there are no marked paths, only dense vegetation.