Into The Shadow Lands

“Last year I crossed overland between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo at Goma. My fixer, Praveen Moman of Volcanoes Safaris, had it all in hand with the border authorities, giving me time to clock  the parked-up yellow Pontiac Firebird Trans Am. How did it get here? The whiff of corruption was everywhere.  But then with border crossings, am element of danger   is part of the appeal, even if it comes from a largely Hollywood-fed fear of state authority , of men in uniforms, of something more powerful than my British passport, of Grimes’ American one.”