Discovering Zambia With SA Express Airways
Jun09

Discovering Zambia With SA Express Airways

By: Beverley Dias The flight from Lusaka to Livingstone is a mere 40 minutes and on arrival at Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula Airport, you are struck by the stark contrast between the two cities. Where Lusaka is busy and fast-paced; Livingstone is calm and relaxed. We were met at the airport by our friendly and efficient guides, Muki Chilala and Jane Malumo, also from Zambia Tourism Board and dropped off at our hotels to check in and freshen...

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Zambia Tourism Expo 2015: An Event To Remember
Jun08

Zambia Tourism Expo 2015: An Event To Remember

By: Beverley Dias It’s not every day that one is offered the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and tick some major items off their bucket list. So, when Nandipha Mgwali from SA Express extended an invitation to SA Bloggers to attend the first ever Zambian Tourism Expo (ZATEX), I started packing my bags before my e-ticket arrived in my inbox. The trip was arranged in conjunction with the Zambia Tourism Board. Nandipha, myself and a...

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The Beauty Evolution
May06

The Beauty Evolution

By: Beverley Dias   As a child, my idea of beauty was formed and tainted by the West. Like a sponge, I soaked up the idea that pale skin and long hair were the markings of beauty and understood that any aesthete worth their salt, rated sharp noses and aqua – hued eyes as the ideal. The concept of beauty being in the eye of the beholder didn’t resonate in a world where the lines were so clearly marked. I was reared on...

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The Finesse Of A Dress
Mar23

The Finesse Of A Dress

By: Beverley Dias “Girls think they’re only allowed to wear dresses on formal occasions, but I like a woman who says, you know, I’m going over to see a boy who is having a nervous breakdown, a boy whose connection to the sense of sight itself is tenuous, and gosh dang it, I am going to wear a dress for him.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars A dress is the ultimate expression of femininity through clothing and I beg for...

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Who Do We Think We Are?
Feb10

Who Do We Think We Are?

By: Beverley Dias  My culture and language define me and are the common threads which weave a colourful tapestry through my present day experiences and those of my predecesors. Mine is a powerful, regal heritage, bequeathed by men and women of honour who passed the spear for me to keep running with. My mother tongue binds me to my roots and grounds me in my Africanism. I am a humble daughter of the soil and proud bearer of my people’s...

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