The St Patrick’s Ball

March 17 is St Patrick’s Day which is a global celebration of the Irish culture. It particularly remembers Saint Patrick, one of Ireland’s patron saints, who ministered Christianity in Ireland during the fifth century. It is customary to wear green clothing or accessories as Saint Patrick is said to have used the shamrock (a green…

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 day at Chaminuka

The weekend is always the perfect opportunity to take a drive all the way to Chaminuka. It has one of the largest private Zambian art collections which is estimated to be a 1000-piece collection, placed throughout the lodge and collected over the years by its founder and owner Andrew Sardonis. As you enter the grounds…

A VERY GREEK EASTER

Sprung into April by going to the Greek Orthodox Easter Sunday celebrations held at the Horse Shoe. Now, I must say I did not know much about it, this was a whole new experience for me, but I had Nick the host walk me through some of the traditional aspects and what it all represents…