Tag Archives: Africa

Learning Swahili from the Locals

Learning Swahili from the Locals

Learning Swahili from the locals in the Masai Mara was part of the Kenya experience. Every person we met made an effort to teach us a word or two. Imagine how much better we’d all communicate if that enthusiasm for sharing language was global. “Jambo!...
Down at Diani Beach

Down at Diani Beach

When it comes to wonderful beaches around the world, Diani Beach doesn’t immediately spring to mind, yet we quickly discovered that the place is popular with travellers looking to top or tail their safari trip with some sun, sea and sand. Being Australian, I’m pretty...
Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

Our Home Away from Home in Camps Bay, Cape Town

A warm, welcoming and well-appointed family home at Camps Bay is our ‘home away from home’ in Cape Town, South Africa. A five-minute stroll from the white-sand beach, with a swimming pool in the sunny garden, a piano in the living room, and stunning views...
The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

A teenage Moroccan girl in her school uniform of white shirt, navy blue tunic, backpack, and ponytail artfully carries several trays of flat rounds of dough covered in checked tea towels. A little boy scoots by her, his backpack slung over his shoulder, a tray...
North African Chakchouka recipe

North African Chakchouka recipe

This North African Chakchouka recipe (Poached Eggs in a Spicy Tomato Sauce) recipe comes from Tunesia, but is found right across North Africa. After I had gained the confidence of Jamila, the cook and manager of our riad, after cooking her this chakchouka (above), she...