First Rains: To Quench

The rainy season has arrived in Mozambique. After a drought-stricken couple of years, I can almost hear the sigh of relief as plants, animals and people are soaked to the core with torrential… Continue reading

The partially pleasant Pondokkie Tour: Die Vrystaat en n’ bietjie Gauteng

The road less travelled

After our nightmarish Beitbridge border experience, we had zero tolerance for queues. For the last leg of our journey back home, we chose the quieter road and border post into Mozambique, Espungabera. Probably… Continue reading

CHAOS at the Border Post, Musina/Beitbridge

We were insane! What in the name of good sense were we thinking when we decided to go back home to Mozambique via Zimbabwe? We ignored the news that 2 twins had been… Continue reading

LUSH! KwaZulu-Natal

From the hot, dusty days in Mozambique and a year’s worth of rustic travel, luscious Kwa Zulu Natal beckons me like a mother to child! Rolling hills dripping with seven shades of green,… Continue reading

The Macuti shoreline, shipwreck and lighthouse

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he his begining to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” By Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Monday’s Market Part II

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” St Augustine of Hippo

Causing Mayhem in Monday’s Market

Monday, 8:30am and it’s in the late 30’s already – a humid and sticky day. I’m in the local Mafambisse market. I get my first whiff of sun-dried fish, the strong ‘aroma’, like… Continue reading

It’s not a dogs life Part II