Land of contrasts...
Every year, like other African tribes, the Chewa people hold a traditional ceremony to celebrate their traditions and pay homage to their king. They belong to the Bantu ethnic group and number over 10 million people, in Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. They're know for their traditional dancing and masks: representatives from all over Chichewa-speaking... Continue Reading →
Zambia by road It took a full two days to transfer registration ownership of a charming 1996 Toyota Landcruiser that I bought from a volunteer leaving Zambia. You do (somewhat) get used to these administrative inefficiencies! Having a break on the side of the Great East Road. Major roads like the Great East Road are... Continue Reading →
The Chewa people, who inhabit these parts of Zambia, live a very simple lifestyle. They're mostly subsistence farmers, which means they live directly off the land and rely heavily on rains. However, this is slowly changing. Women play a pivotal role in society - they look after the children, work in the fields as well... Continue Reading →
When we first arrived to the capital, my friend and I were picked up by Chamvu, one of the hospital drivers, and his two children. It was rainy season, and it would rain and clear several times over the next few hours! The strangeness of the place brought with it a sense of excitement! Saint... Continue Reading →
When you travel to places like the rural eastern province of Zambia, every now and then you meet a remarkable person like Benson. He's a jack-of-all-trades gardener, foreman, cook, tour guide, social worker and community leader. Benson was the guy you went to if you needed something to be done, like have your walls painted... Continue Reading →