Sunday Times TRAVEL
“We didn’t have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child.“
That quote, by Filipino playwright, poet and actor Jessica Hagedorn, encapsulates the magic of audio. Those of us who grew up listening to the radio know exactly what she means.
Audio is magic.
Finding and recording that magic is one of the drivers behind our travel podcast. While most of our information about the world comes through our eyes, audio puts us inside the moment.
In this week’s Sunday Times Travel podcast, we set sail for Mozambique aboard the MSC Sinfonia, while the crew tell us stories about life on a cruise ship.
It’ll soon be the start of a new cruise season. In November, the MSC Musica — a significantly bigger vessel than the much-loved MSC Sinfonia — will arrive from the Mediterranean to begin a series of cruises along South African shores, into the balmy Indian Ocean and along the Mozambique coast. It will be Musica’s first season in South African waters.
You can listen to the podcast at Iono.fm — direct link is iono.fm/c/3763.