Tag: South Africa travel

Christmas is For the Birds

Christmas is For the Birds

Well, at least at our house, Christmas is partially for the birds. I have been showering our feathered friends here with yuletide greetings: a variety of fruit including apricot, pear, orange, banana, peaches and apples for the fruit eaters; and homemade nectar or sunflower seeds for others. Wouldn’t these birds look just gorgeous in snow? …

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Weekend at a South African Farm

Weekend at a South African Farm

You’re either country folk, or you’re city folk, and it’s a deep-seated longing when you’re out of your element. Kurt and I are country folk, and we never get used to the close-quarter assignments of urban (or even suburban) living. So we were really grateful, this past holiday weekend, to be invited to the family …

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There and Gone: Procession of Mandela Before Lying in State

There and Gone: Procession of Mandela Before Lying in State

I almost missed him. Arriving more than an hour before the procession was to begin, I drove around looking for parking several blocks from the procession route, but all was cordoned off by security and police. One police officer saw my camera and tried directing me to a bus for media, but since I didn’t …

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Mandela’s Houghton House: Day of Prayer

Mandela’s Houghton House: Day of Prayer

Yesterday our friends asked us if we would like to go with them to visit Mandela’s house in Houghton, a suburb of Johannesburg. I wanted to share a few photos of that trip with you, as well as a video, but I’m not able to get the video uploaded yet today, but hopefully my internet …

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The Not-So-Cunning Linguist, and African Song

The Not-So-Cunning Linguist, and African Song

This morning after dropping Kurt off to catch his carpool, an alert on my phone reminded me that I had forgotten to switch it to Do-Not-Disturb for my peaceful early-morning routine. Curiosity got the better of me, and I peeked at the notification in WhatsApp, to find only an image, from Tendai, one of my …

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