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Challenge Accepted: Bunny Chow- a Traditional South African Meal

I have not officially done a “challenge” in a while and decided that now is as good of a time as any.  Noel challenged me to write about South African food and Zelda challenged me to prepare a dish. I figure … Continue reading

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Legends Golf and Safari Resort

In July I planned a surprise weekend getaway for Brant. He had no idea where we were going until we arrived at Legends Golf and Safari Resort.  The draw to this destination for a quick vacation is their famous Extreme … Continue reading

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One Year Later….

It is hard to believe we have been living in South Africa for one year now. It really has been one entire year since we sold most of our belongings and packed everything we owned into 12 suitcases and flew across … Continue reading

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Recent Happenings: “Winter” 2014

I am proud to report that my new system of blogging in between books has seemed to work and I have been much better about writing lately.  This blog is dedicated to some of the small everyday pictures that I take … Continue reading

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Cube Tasting Menu Dinner

A  restaurant called Cube Tasting Kitchen in Johannesburg specializes in creating tasting menus, which are meals composed of small portions infused with many culinary highlights and special techniques. A small group of us booked the 10 course tasting and our menu had … Continue reading

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Soweto Bike Tour

One of my good friends here, Annie, chose to celebrate turning 27 by getting a group together to spend 4 hours touring Soweto on a bicycle.  Soweto, short for South Western Townships, is the largest township in South Africa. It … Continue reading

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Mandela Capture Point

We took a detour on our route from Durban to Pretoria in order to visit the Mandela Capture Point Monument Sculpture.  The monument was erected where Nelson Mandela was arrested after being on the run for 17 months. He was subsequently sentenced … Continue reading

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Durban and the Oyster Box Hotel

Durban is a popular beach destination in South Africa and located 620 kilometers (385 miles) southwest of Pretoria. In February, we decided to visit the area and made reservations at the Oyster Box Hotel. Road trips in this country can be very … Continue reading

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An “I’m having an Africa day” Quiz

My friends and I were talking the other day how we all have “Africa days” where it just kind of stinks being here. I feel fortunate that I mostly have great days and really enjoy living abroad, however, it is … Continue reading

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Our First Visitors: Part 3- Panoramic Route, Christmas, and Soweto

On the way back from safari we decided to detour and drive along the highly touted Panoramic Route in Mpumalanga.  There are a lot of stops along the route, most notably, God’s Window (which on a clear day you can … Continue reading

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