When I think of Malawi, the first word that springs to mind is ‘Colour!’ There is something special about this time of year, just before the rains. The orange and red Flamboyants are in full bloom, the pink bougainvilleas pop against blue skies, the women wrapped in bold printed fabric, the red bricks exposed as green and blue paint peels with age and the dusty sunsets that paint the afternoon skies in yellow light. As if Picasso has come to Malawi with a full palette of paint!
You’re home alone with the kids. Do you stay home or do you pack a bag and go somewhere you’ve never been before?
I took 600 pictures a day! Over every hill, around every corner, boulder, canyon and path – there was something different, something strange and something baron but beautiful. Driving the dusty roads of Namibia was like reading a thriller. There is no telling what you might see next. […]
With two feet apart, firmly anchored on either side of the old leaky ‘dug out’, Sale stands quietly – casting his net into the depths of darkness. Alone and drifting down the Shire River, on a dark and moonless evening, he listens to the sounds of the night; […]
We rolled into the park, armed with binoculars, camera’s and chips to keep the kids quiet! Within 100 metres of entering Etosha Park, there seemed to be a steady flow of elephants, zebra and springbok crossing the road. As with most of us folk who enjoy a bit […]
I thought life in the Shire Valley would simply be an extension of my days in Mozambique! I thought I’d potter around with endless time, taking photos and writing posts upon posts of blogs and maybe even a book too!!! But that life is a distant memory; floating […]
We just winged it! It’s probably not the best way to approach a holiday in the desert with a 4 and 6 year old and during the peak tourism season. But that’s how we ‘rolled’ this trip! We landed in Windhoek on a very cold winter’s night and […]
After almost a year, we went back to Mozambique – the country we lived in for over 7 years. I cant deny it, but DAMN, it was good! As we crossed the border, I whipped out my camera – snapping away like old times. With every big broad […]
It was already 6 pm, we were late. We were racing down the sandy track and were anxious to set up camp as quickly as possible. Kids were yelling for dinner and an ominous grey cloud had consumed the starry night. The mist enveloped us and spat droplets […]