The title of this month’s Expat Focus column was based on an entertaining chase to track down as close to American-style Easter fare as I could find. As this is our first Easter in South Africa, I picked several people to invite who have never heard of some of our American traditions.
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After the column was finished I did hear of some genuine white eggs appearing from time to time in a nearby store or farm market, and I’ve been told that Crayola Crayons are to be found in some of the toy stores but that they don’t always have a pack with a white one.
South Africa is an incredible place to live. Tracking down an Easter dinner has been a wonderful experience in many ways, because each person I talked with in my hunt for an American Easter provided me with beautiful insight on a South African Easter, so I think next year I’ll have to try something locally traditional.
And there is one thing I want to mention after today’s post. Finding things in South Africa doesn’t necessarily say as much about a “lack” here as it does about our overabundance and convenience in the States. Was it a pain in the butt trying to track everything down and give up on certain things? Maybe. But having put all the hard work into making an American-style Easter come together, I know I’m going to enjoy the meal all that much more!
Please do remember to go read the column. I so enjoyed writing and preparing this one!