Carnival

Carnival

Last night I was able to go to Carnival with some fellow expats. I went into it expecting something similar to what I’ve heard Carnival in Brazil is like. Cape Town didn’t disappoint. The weather was beautiful and since the parade was at night we...
Politics, still as crazy as ever

Politics, still as crazy as ever

Unlike the US, South Africa has more than two major political parties.  There are actually 13 parties in parliament. Can you imagine having to pick between 13 people for every political position? It seems a bit daunting. But on the flip side, I would be happy with...
Navigating the water crisis

Navigating the water crisis

Recently Day Zero ( the day the City of Cape Town shuts off water to all but essential services) was pushed back to July 15, this was shortly followed by reports that it may not happen in 2018. When we first landed it was April 15th. There are multiple factors that...
What a week!

What a week!

This week a few things fell into place. After going back and forth on what car we wanted versus what was available from rental car companies and was within budget.  What we agreed on was we wanted something we couldn’t get in the states. We wanted options like...