Bright Continent

when i think about how little i have travelled in Africa, a continent i’ve lived on for the better part of 30 years, i am actually pretty ashamed of myself. part of that can be to blame on the fact that i’m just a little bit of a lazy traveller. it’s easy to jump on a plane and book into hotels or backpackers in Europe. it’s just easy. (saving up for that flight to europe is not to easy, though). Africa is hard, in more ways than one. you need to have a pinch of the adventurer in you to deal with the interesting modes of transport and long drives, or dodgy bus trips, to get where you want to go. but once you’re there… man, is it worth it.

Anton Crone is a SA photographer & journalist who documents his African travels on his blog Bright Continent. on the surface it’s just amazing to see all the beautiful places that he has visited (Lake Malawi has long been one of my dream destinations) – but like the best travel blogs out there you gain a better understanding of life in Africa through the stories and anecdotes that he shares. i must admit i had something in my eye after reading this story of the Mfuwe school in Zambia.

you can follow him on twitter & read more of his travel articles at Getaway (want to know what it’s like to drive a Smart Car from Cape Town to the Ngorongoro Crater? he did that too). all photos by Anton Crone.














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18 Responses to Bright Continent

  1. @miss_moss Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Bright Continent. http://t.co/gauAxpVCau – exploring the beautiful African travel blog of @antoncrone

  2. Becka Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    I love this project- thanks for sharing. :)

  3. @antoncrone Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    Thank you, humbled by your kind words @miss_moss: Bright Continent. http://t.co/WRvAa9C1Ge – exploring the beautiful African travel blog

  4. Lynn Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 12:17 pm #

    The one of the two little boys, one in a suit, slays me. Their expressions are priceless!!!

    I’m confused — why is caps lock activated in comments? I feel like i’m yelling…

    • Miss Moss Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

      sorry about that, not sure what happened there…

  5. kate Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    although these photos are from all over africa you can get a petty good idea of what it looks like here in zambia. love the post, his shots are beautiful.

  6. @SarahDuff Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Beautiful images of African travels by @antoncrone of @brightcontinent on @miss_moss’ blog: http://t.co/JyE6TEbJ3c #afritravel

  7. sara Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    amazing work :)

    thank you for sharing!

  8. @RespTourismSA Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    Striking pics RT @SarahDuff: Beautiful images of African travels by @antoncrone on @miss_moss’ blog: http://t.co/aOyxLFAbhS #afritravel

  9. Ana de los Palotes Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 4:05 pm #

    Preciosas fotos!

  10. @MzansiGirl Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    excellent! RT @sarahduff: Beautiful images of African travels by @antoncrone on @miss_moss’ blog: http://t.co/iMnWZKaoqy #afritravel

  11. Crystal Lee Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    Beautiful people people, fascinating textiles, compelling patterns, amazing fonts! thanks for sharing. I want to travel to Africa. Both my parents spent extensive time there doing volunteer work. My mother even learned to speak Swahili.

  12. @TheLacquerie Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Gorgeous photography by @antoncrone on @miss_moss today… http://t.co/jV8QxdpfFC

  13. Second Floor Flat Wednesday 22 May, 2013 at 11:14 pm #

    Gorgeous imagery – definitely going to start following Bright Continent now. I’ve only been to South Africa, but consider it to be one of the most amazing places I’ve ever been. Can’t wait to explore further out.

  14. @antoncrone Thursday 23 May, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Thank you! @TheLacquerie: Gorgeous photography by @antoncrone on @miss_moss today… http://t.co/WRvAa9C1Ge

  15. @CCCoolandcheap Friday 24 May, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Bright Continent http://t.co/n3UNvyPLKC

  16. Martine Wednesday 29 May, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    Wonderful pictures!!

  17. @NaokiFukuda Tuesday 27 August, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    It’s so beautiful. I’m traveling and shooting now,too.Please visit my blog.
    http://fukudanaoki.com/blog

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