On the midnight ride to war

It was all a lie. After working as a chef in a popular hotel in Beira for eleven years, he believed his efforts and hard work had finally been recognized. He had been… Continue reading

Gorongosa: The lion sleeps tonight

Rule number one for a trip to Gorongosa: Crack open an ice cold beer as you hit the dirt road, slow right down, open the windows, breathe in the fresh air and of… Continue reading

The Cane Cutter

It was late afternoon. The sun was nearing the end of her day time shift and almost resting her belly on the horizon of the Mafambisse sugar estate. All was still and calm.… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Who put your prawns on your plate?

I’ve been looking for a Pungwe River fisherman for some time. And today I found him. We hear so many stories about these men; how they often get taken by crocs during the… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Manual, The Gentle Soldier

When I think of Manual, I can’t help associating his experience with the box office hit, Forrest Gump. It seems that for a good part of his life, this gentle man, was running… Continue reading

To my dear Great grand daughter, will you know this piece of paradise?

Look no further, I have found paradise. Maybe I should not be sharing this with the world; maybe the only way for Pomene to remain a paradise is to keep her secret. What… Continue reading

Beira, an ugly duckling (with potential)

It’s the third time I’ve heard of someone wanting to purposefully travel to Beira for holiday reasons. I must be honest, I quietly sniggered when they mentioned this outrageous suggestion, imagining taking them… Continue reading