Travel: A Drive to the Village of Chamarel

The best way to find your way around was to drive around, or get a bus and venture out to get a full experience. Ventured to Chamarel a village located in Riviere Noire District after finding out the national drink in Mauritius is Rum made from sugarcane which they grow in abundance and use partly…

Travel: A Walk in Pamplemousses

If you enjoy the great outdoors and walking I would recommend the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses located in the north west of Mauritius. You have the option of a hiring a guide for a small fee to walk you through all the different exotic plant types and the unassuming plants that turn…

A Mauritian Beach Day

A beach holiday means plenty of swimming, sunsets, sunrises, seafood, tanning and cocktails which Mauritius gave me in abundance. We were staying at one of the beautiful villas in Mont Choisy which is a 2 minute walk to the beach. Mont Choisy has the longest beach in the north of Mauritius which forms an arc,…

Travel: Postcard from Port Louis

The year has just felt like a blur and a much needed more like required holiday was just what the doctor ordered. Destination, Mauritius a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg take off was just before 2 pm we landed at just after 7 pm, local time they are 2 hours ahead timewise. The island is…

Street Photography Moments

I have a keen interest in taking photos not only for a good selfie but I believe there’s always more to the story and enjoy capturing memories. Joined the Lusaka Camera Chat Group to see what I could learn and get tips on my photo game. Led by David Brown, we meet at Rhapsody’s in…

Zambia: The Problem with Misconceptions

With so many myths about Africa in existence, it is often hard to get a realistic view of a continent that is as complex as it is beautiful in its own right. There are many that have a tendency of reducing the planet’s second-largest continent of 54 countries to a single country. Misconceptions, perceptions and generalisations…

A Sugarbush Café Lunch

It was always wonderful to go to Sugarbush Café for lunch I always just felt so chilled and zen there, it is a real shame that they are now closed. Loved the rustic homely feel of it, the whole place was just a cool chill out place especially at the weekend. Located on Leopards hill…

Way to Wine & Brandy Taste @Southern Sun Hotel

I was invited to a wine tasting which is something I haven’t done in ages so jumped at the chance to see what was in store. The Southern Sun Hotel on Church Road holds this free event every penultimate Friday of the month. I have been there twice, and the setting has been different each…