Category: Africa

Let’s go to the lake!

We arrived just as the sun was about to set. We wove through the village to our lodge, occasionally sneaking peeks of the lake in between the walls of shoreline houses; with goats, dogs and ducks dominating the sandy, two track road and chattering women and children silhouetted […]

26 hours of road tripping

I have missed travelling so much! With my husbands work pressure and due to political unrest in the central region of Mozambique, we have been restricted to Mafambisse and Beira! So when we made  our first trip up to Malawi over the weekend, I felt like I was […]

Weathering the Storm

It’s a typical African Christmas. Days are filled with long sessions in the swimming pool – interrupted by short and dramatic thunder storms or by mum calling the kids in for lunch. A chorus of Christmas beetles plays in the background, momentarily silenced by the crack of an […]

Is Mozambique safe?

There are many questions being asked right now about the safety of Mozambique. Should the South Africans cancel their Christmas beach holidays? Should the expats be stocking up with tinned food for the municipal elections coming up, or should they simply evacuate? Should the businessman be investing and […]

The begining of the end?

We drove in silence. Talking wasn’t necessary anymore. We shared the same thoughts; the same thoughts as many others who turn down the long road that cuts through the Mozambican bush to Maputo. We use to talk about this place a lot. It was one of those re-occurring […]