Mozambique Musings – Xibelani Dance


International boundaries of a country is not that important when it comes to Africa. Here the groups or tribes often spread out across two, three or sometimes several countries. This applies for the Tsonga people also as their presence can be felt across South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mozambique. During my 2007 Eastern … Continue reading Mozambique Musings – Xibelani Dance

Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine


There is a famous saying “The way to the man's heart is through his stomach” that statement describes me perfectly. Being an avid traveler I am a food lover too and I make it a point that wherever I go I do try out the local cuisine. When it comes to Senegal the cuisine is … Continue reading Flavours of Senegal – A peek into West African cuisine

Oromian Dance of Ethiopia


Whenever you visit a new country there are chances that you can get a culture shock and I did get my fare share while my East African tour of 2007. During an International conference I came across a group of dance performers from Ethiopia, consisting of male and female participants along with backup vocals and … Continue reading Oromian Dance of Ethiopia

Ode to an Aviator – Review of Hotel De La Poste – St. Louis, Senegal


When once you have tasted flight,you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,for there you have been,and there you will always long to return Leonardo da Vinci Sometimes in life dream does come true and it did for me when I was at St. Louis, Senegal. I read about this hotel on … Continue reading Ode to an Aviator – Review of Hotel De La Poste – St. Louis, Senegal

Memories of Africa


The word “Dark Continent” struck me during my childhood, I kept wondering why Africa was called the Dark Continent. I imagined that the word dark was being referred to the colour of the skin of the people or may be that the colour of the soil was being referred to or may be that major … Continue reading Memories of Africa

Baobab the African Giant


While travelling around Senegal all the locals were constantly trying to point out something out of the window and kept murmuring “Baobab….Baobab”. Since I don’t speak French or Wolof so I could not ask what exactly they were trying to tell me. During one such journey with my trusted taxi driver Pape, he stopped his … Continue reading Baobab the African Giant