African Drift

African coffee is following me in America

06 Oct 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Travel Diary

One thing that’s consistent as I travel around the world is my need for a strong cup of really good coffee – before 9am. Some (like Fungai!) have called me a “coffee snob.” Perhaps. All I know is that I love it and I am…

Banana Farmhouse, Nairobi, Kenya #PlacesYouNeedToVisit

14 Sep 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Places

When I’m feeling super stressed out from work or life or whatever, I put my mind back to our one night at Banana Farmhouse in Banana Hill, outside Nairobi. The night of our Nips’ second birthday. The night after a 4-flight trip from Cape Town…

Domboshava, Harare #PlacesYouNeedToVisit

13 Sep 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Places

This is perhaps my most favourite spot in the whole world. About 30kms outside Harare, Zimbabwe, an enormous granite rock (“dombo” in Shona means rock) seems to grow out of the ground.

Madiba Restaurant, Brooklyn #PlacesYouNeedToVisit

10 Sep 2017, Posted by Verity Norman in Places

Whenever anyone asks me where they should go to eat in New York City, I tell them to skip NYC and get on over to Madiba in Brooklyn! I. Really. Love. Madiba!!! Whenever I’ve had longer period of living in the United States, I find…