High over Portugal
Porto, from atop Torre dos Clerigos

High over Portugal

How could we have missed out on Portugal in our travels all these years, and especially Lisbon? We kept asking ourselves this question during our unplanned, but leisurely stay in the capital of Lisbon, plus…

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Maputo’s Surprising Style
Art deco Holy Cathedral, Maputo

Maputo’s Surprising Style

At the heart of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, stands a bronze statue of Samora Machel, the country’s socialist revolutionary hero and first President. From the elliptical Praça de Independencia, he hails or blesses…

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Africa in miniature – Malawi’s diverse south
Rocking a puberty initiation ceremony, Mulanje

Africa in miniature – Malawi’s diverse south

Most people think...central Africa, grasslands, savanna, big animals. Southern Malawi had its share of this. Though other countries might get the headlines for big animal wildlife, you can still see plenty in this small country…and…

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Malawian Forest Tales
Reedbuck landscape, Nyika

Malawian Forest Tales

“You should go there,” a local suggested, “it’s a unique place in Malawi.” We had already experienced the lows and highs here. The heat-soaked grasslands and bush country of Majete and Liwonde where the wild…

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