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Lianne Ashton

Lianne Ashton is an photographer based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. She is also the the author and photographer of the blog 'Africa far and wide; a visual journey into the Africa she knows;' featuring African travel, social documentary photography and writing.

How to be a happy Expat

It’s easy to romanticise the Mozambique experience, imagining we all live on the edge of a pristine beach with silky white sands and turquoise water lapping at our feet. We crack open coconuts for an afternoon cocktail and enjoy the mighty African sunsets while the cook prepares us […]

Bean Happy

l Ieft them with a bag of beans and told them that this was their chance to change everything. I was not sure how Lourdes would cope – it being the second time ever venturing into a major city, on her own. Would she remember where to go, […]

I have a secret.

In my opinion, she’s the most mysterious, derelict, sleeping beauty in the whole of KwaZulu- Natal. This is the St Mary’s Seminary. She’s close to my heart because I grew up next door to her and since I can remember I’ve wanted to explore her secluded grounds. She […]

The house is on fire!!!

Yesterday was a sad day for Beiranites! We lost our Biques restaurant to a fire that started in the early morning hours. Biques bar and restaurant has been a hotspot for expats and anyone passing through Beira. Many good times were had by all. Salute Biques!