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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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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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Our First Visitors: Part 1- Touring around Pretoria

Pretty much all of South Africa shuts down during December and people go on holiday (I still call it vacation, but when in Rome….).  We were fortunate to have Willa and Elizabeth take the longest flight in the world to … Continue reading

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Sun City Vacation

Today is the first day of December but I want to talk to you about our Halloween. This year we didn’t really celebrate Halloween with our kids which was a first for us!  Apparently, we could have, as many of … Continue reading

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The Way We Talk and What We Miss

There are a lot of differences in the way people talk in South Africa vs back in America. Before we left America, people would speculate on if our kids would pick up the South African accent.  Of course, we’ve only … Continue reading

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Technology!!!!

Often, I am asked: “What has been the most difficult part of your transition?” and without any hesitation I can honestly answer that it is cell phone service. Before we arrived we were warned that it was best to bring … Continue reading

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