Paradise found: Lake Malawi’s blissful islands, Domwe and Mumbo.

Although regeneration of the inner-city is chequered, there is still plenty to enjoy in South Africa’s third city.

It is almost six months since the dramatic departure of Robert Mugabe from Zimbabwe’s presidency. As more than 100 political parties gear up for elections in July, citizens’ hopes for the future range from cautiously optimistic to fiercely sceptical.

Yummy beer, coffee, cocktails and brunch. And pretty views (when it’s not raining…).

If you look hard enough, you’ll find it: history, heritage, and a thriving arts scene.

(Or why, after a week, I didn’t want to leave Sydney.)

From the archives: a chat I did five years ago with 2018’s visual artist of the year.