Relaxing Beach Views at Zanzibella Hotel & Spa

After several hours of delays getting from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam which is only a two-hour flight, finally made it to Kiwengwa in Zanzibar to relax with beach views at Zanzibella. Although check-in was a little shaky to begin with, things were eventually sorted out. As a gesture of apology, we were offered a…

Pandemic Times: Life, Living & Lateral Flow

One day in December, after avoiding covid for two years came into contact with someone that had it. Took a lateral flow that came back negative days passed by had no symptoms then suddenly woke up feeling incredibly ill with so much pain in my chest which felt like it was on fire, the feeling…

A Moroccan Lunch at Dar Lalla

After taking a wrong turn, came across this place which actually turned out to be very convenient because I was famished and have been wanting some Moroccan food for a very long time and finally got it. Located in the Lilayi area of Lusaka away front the hustle and bustle of the city, this restaurant…

Midweek Garden Salad Vibes

This summer has been a roasting hot one for most of us in the southern hemisphere and the vegetable garden is thriving. Having hot food does not always work in hot weather so we opt for something simple and light like a colourful and healthy garden salad on the side as we barbeque. Ingredients 1…

Fascinating K-Dramas on Netflix

South Korea’s dramas or K-Drama in short have taken the world by storm recently, any fictional series produced in the country falls under this category, regardless of the subject matter or genre, encompassing everything from comedy to romance to sci-fi to horror. With the growth of Netflix, there is now a diverse range of non-English…

Ducks, Iced Tea & Photography Club

Our last physical camera club meeting took place months ago, apart from our monthly zoom meetings. Now that social gatherings of more than a certain number of people are allowed, we are rotating the meetings in different neighbourhoods in Lusaka so as not to always be in one location at a time, giving people a…

Swift Tea Break at Ciêla Resort and Spa 

It was a strangely gloomy drizzly summers morning but went to briefly see some folks playing in the charity golf tournament at Bonanza. Although the hotel has been open for a while now, have not set foot this side of town in ages and the last time I ventured there, the only thing there was…

Recreating Mum’s Peanut Butter Chicken Dish

My mum passed away twenty-four years ago this month, and I had a memory of how she used to make this peanut butter chicken dish, remember the smell like it was yesterday. Paying homage to her memory by recreating the flavours and taste how I recall them. Added spices and hot chilli sauce courtesy of…

Why Do We Vote?

Compassion is the foundation for a better world, not violence. With everything going on in the world, as nations begin to slowly rebuild and rethink their future, Zambians went to the polls August 12 to decide the future of their lives. This year’s election was unlike any other and more significant because change is required…

Digital Freedom Fighters

When we think of the term freedom fighter in Zambian history a name that comes to mind is the founding father of Zambia Dr. Kenneth Kaunda who recently passed away at 97 years old. Say what you will about him but his approach to activism, pan africanism, mediation work of uniting countries in Southern Africa,…