Tag: Zimbabwe

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 […]

A White Horse in the clouds

When I visit the Vumba Mountains, I feel like I’m being swept up in a fairy-tale, a make belief world! For me this enchanting land stirs up the memories and imagination of a child; with mist that pours over the mountain edges like frothy white milk, monkey ropes […]