Posts Tagged ‘Chinkhoswe’

National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.


Engagement Ceremonies in Malawi

  • Chimwemwe Siyabu
  • 28 January 2011

In Malawi, getting engaged is quite different from the one-kneed question-popping and ring-exchanging of many Western cultures. Here, two people are considered officially engaged only after completing a traditional engagement ceremony, known as Chinkhoswe in the central and southern regions of the country and Malowolo in the northern region.

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