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Silent Sunday: Pastel pots at Slipway in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Bright pastel pots at Slipway Dar es Salaam in Tanzania

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World at a Glance: Great Zimbabwe

I had 4-5 hours to kill in Masvingo once, waiting for the last bus to Harare. Must have been 16 years ago. So I did what I often do when I’m short on time: I asked a taxi driver if there was anything interesting to see. A slightly dubious practice, I know, and certainly one […]

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World at a Glance: While we’re waiting for Nobel…

Four Nobel Peace Prize recipients hail from South Africa. That’s quite an impressive number; only six countries have more. At Nobel Square on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, you’ll find Nelson Mandela along with South Africa’s three other laureates.

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Silent Sunday: African penguins in the water pipes at Simon’s Town

African penguins coming out of the water pipes in Simon’s Town, South Africa

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Silent Retro Sunday: Girls drying fish – Diouloulou River in Casamance, Senegal

Girls drying fish, Diouloulou River in Casamance, Senegal

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Silent Sunday: Trou aux Cerfs volcano, Mauritius

The dormant volcano Trou aux Cerfs near Curepipe, Mauritius

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Counting cats in Zanzibar

You’ll see many cats in Zanzibar; cats are everywhere. They won’t bother you, they won’t beg for scraps of food, they are not importunate. But then cats rarely are, are they… Instead, Zanzibari cats proved to be excellent motifs for the camera and very worthy subjects for our little Cats of the World series here […]

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