Books: CHICAGO by Alaa Al Aswany

Title: Chicago Author: Alaa Al Aswany Published: 2008 Genre: Fiction In the aftermath of the recent uprisings in the Arab world, this was an informative read. One of the members of my Book Club made a comment recently about Egypt that I found to be accurate- especially regarding the World’s perception of the Arab states…

The big cheese at Espace Dalí

Again all in the name of venturing to the less well known…Espace Dalí in Montmartre was by far a different experience. I love Montmartre – it’s lively, bustling and very artsy – bohemian all the way. Very different from the shiny Rue de Rivoli. Interesting exhibit – with the very hilarious commentaries and some of the…

Death by chocolate

A popular breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea place, filled with both locals and tourists alike. It is more popular with tourists I think given its proximity to all the things that draw tourists to this city. The Tuilieres gardens are just across the road, as is the Louvre, and of course there is Rue de…

To a genius with a golf club.

Last night I watched a Supersport tribute to Seve Ballesteros  who died on May 7th. Described as a maverick, daring and passionate…not words associated with golfers by any means. Yes, the likes of Gary Player and of course Tiger Woods have had their fair share of hyperbolic compliments heaped upon them, and deservedly so, but Seve…

Cinco de Mayo in the diaspora

Yesterday it was Adventurers in the diaspora and Cinco de Mayo  – did not realise that Cinco de Mayo is a big deal until I saw that here in Accra we’re also celebrating it at Citizen Kofi with a fiesta tonight. Fellow South African blogger KoKofifi is also celebrating – liked her Viva la Mexico! post. There is  always something to celebrate…