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…

Back to the Other Side, Latitude 15

Went back to latitude 15 again to dine at the members only part ‘The Other Side’. Now am sure you are aware from the previous blog about Latitude of how easy it is to forget where you are and just enjoy the place, I love how beautifully decorated and modern the place is, so let…

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…

Picnic at Monkey Pools

Have been looking for a good picnic spot for a while now and when my cousin mentioned Monkey Pools I had no idea what to expect. Started thinking from the name maybe monkeys in a pool being notorious and swinging from branch to branch, would they throw something at me, would I be disturbing the…

TRAVEL: SIAVONGA BEACH GETAWAY

Lusaka has been having uncharacteristically hot weather for this time of year when it should be the rainy season, and when the rain began it was heavy and lasted for 3 days which meant it was time for a weekend getaway to Siavonga. First stop was for a tea, wooven crafts, amethyst and some goat…

Beauty Essentials Jo’burg Edition

Haven’t been to Johannesburg in a very long time, so I thought I should nip over to visit family and get some much needed beauty essentials, check out what’s new in Zara and H&M, plus a change of scenery was welcome. Lusaka to Jo’burg is 2 hours by air and flights are an eye watering…

STAYCATION IN LUSAKA

Hello, it’s July already which means we get to find out if Jon Snow will be kept alive this season because let’s face it he knows nothing (I could not resist adding that line for all GoT fans).  It being the long weekend I was looking for a good staycation location to just relax at…

THE CITY OF LIVINGSTONE

Livingstone is a tourist town in Zambia about a 5 hour drive from the capital city Lusaka or 40 minutes by plane. This is where the majestic Victoria Falls the smoke that thunders is found. We arrived on hot day checked into Avani Victoria Falls Resort where the views are stunning and our welcome party…