Although I traveled as a guest of the Gondwana Collection to the Caprivi in September last year (an 8000km road trip in a 4x2) some of those stories are only seeing the light of day now.
One of them was pitched and accepted almost immediately, by Drive Out magazine. During November 2013 I did a number of rewrites for them. The editor then changed his mind (this was in December) and yes, it's taken 7 months to place the story elsewhere since then. That's the life of the freelancer. Fun, perilous, awesome.