Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Old Spaces in Old Place: Lamu’s Old Town

Culture / Kenya /

Old Town is the oldest and the best-preserved Swahili settlement in East Africa. Old Town, just like its people, is a beautiful blend of many cultures. Old Town is a fusion of Swahili, Arabic, Persian, Indian and European influence.  As soon as you walk into the town from the dock it is obvious why it […]

Transport in harare

Transport in harare

Zimbabwe /

There are various ways of getting to Harare, by air, road, or rail. When jetting in from abroad and heading to Harare you will land at Harare International Airport. This airport has one of the longest runways in Africa. Air Zimbabwe the national airline has its head office located at the airport. Airlines that operate […]

Avondale Shopping Centre

Avondale Shopping Centre

Zimbabwe /

Situated about 3km north of the CBD of Harare is a suburb called Avondale. At the pivot of this dynamic suburb is its vibrant shopping centre. To get to this place from the CBD of Harare you can use a cab and you will pay $5 or you can go the combi route and pay […]

Livin’ la vida local

Livin’ la vida local

DRC /

Democratic Republic of the Congo, the home country I never knew. Growing up, Egypt was the only place I called home. I always say that I’ve left my heart in so many places, and Cairo’s definitely on top of the list. My only haven. After 18 years away, the first time I went back to […]

The Simple Life

The Simple Life

DRC /

Kinshasa has been good to me so far. I’ve enjoyed all these little places I’ve been to. It gave me a good reason to just keep exploring and showing people the beauty of my country. Every once in a while, we all fall victim of what the media shows us. Sometimes we have no control […]

The hidden beauty of the Virunga National Park (DRC)

The hidden beauty of the Virunga National Park (DRC)

DRC /

At the heart of the African continent lies one of the greatest rainforests in the world. Covering 22 million miles square across west east and central Africa, the rainforest hides thousands of animal and plant species. It is in the largest part of the forest harbored by the DRC that was established the Virunga National park. The Virunga park is […]

Travel into the world of 1001 nights

Travel into the world of 1001 nights

Egypt /

The charm of the Levant… the beautiful colors of the East, the magical world of 1001 nights and Sherazad, that’s how you feel when you first enter Alef Gallery in Zamalek (Cairo – Egypt). Those were also our same feelings when we first stepped in the small world of Alef Gallery in Zamalek, it’s that […]

Chez Flore: The taste of the DRC!

Chez Flore: The taste of the DRC!

DRC /

The Gombe neighbourhood, home of most of the tourists and expatriates living in Kinshasa, is known for its wide variety of foreign owned restaurant: from greek restaurants to italian restaurants, you can find them all in the Gombe. However pastas, steaks with mushroom sauce and bland plantains can sometimes get boring and repetitive. But, it […]

Johannesburg by Vuyiswa Mutshekwane

Johannesburg by Vuyiswa Mutshekwane

South Africa /

Vuyiswa Mutshekwane describes herself as a serial entrepreneur and a strategist who has built a successful career in fashion retail, marketing and events. Today, she’s the CEO of saibpp. She is the co-founder of Joburg’s first and most popular inner-city brunch events, “The WKND Social”. She hopes to spend the rest of her days being […]

Lagos in the camera of Yagazie Emezi

Lagos in the camera of Yagazie Emezi

Culture / Nigeria /

Could you introduce yourself to our readers? I’m a documentary photographer and curator based in Lagos, Nigeria. On the side, I like creating cartoons and rant videos How your studies on Cultural Anthropology and African Studies influence your work as Photographer? Studying Cultural Anthropology and African Studies expanded my view on Africa. Yes, I grew up […]