Elephant at sunset

What expats can learn from Africa’s Big Five

Of course, these mammals make up a small portion of what we have to offer in terms of our fauna, but witnessing one of these five in the wild is an exhilarating experience. Being proudly South African and a fierce lover of the breathtaking beauty of our abundant wildlife, I have come to find that […]

Hands in the shape of a heart and in the colours of the South African flag

Why I love South Africa and you will too

There is something about this country that steals into you, slowly spreading throughout your entire being. Like an incoming tide, each wave advances a little deeper into your soul until you are fully submerged; completely captivated by her beauty and her people. “South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and […]

Gorges de l’Ardèche

Kayaking the Gorges de l’Ardèche

This weekend, Spring decided to give us a welcome reminder that she is officially approaching. Her warmer temperatures made me long for sun-kissed days. She made me smile with her budding trees and her beautiful blossoms brought joy to my soul. She also made me remember an activity that my husband and I partook in […]

Wine, bread and cheese

A crash course in French restaurant etiquette

If ever there was a good example of being thrown into the deep end, I think that moving halfway across the world to a country where I couldn’t speak the language, didn’t know anyone and with no job prospects in sight would definitely qualify! Now I know that many of you, if put in that […]