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As if raising teenagers isn’t hard enough! We thought we’d emigrate to South Africa as well. Join me on our journey with a few rants thrown in.
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  • How to survive airport travel 17 hours ago I’m not a good flyer, it’s the take off and landing I’m not keen on. I need to sit by a window so I can keep my eye on the wing and the ground and make sense of what’s happening. The actual flight is ok, It’s probably the only time I sit and watch a movie.As an expat I make regular trips...
  • Why I hate saying Hello 2 days ago As soon as I board the plane for the UK I start getting wound up. Having said 'Goodbye' to hubby I then travel to the UK a route that doubles back on itself. This trip I arrived in Manchester and my route took me to Leeds to say 'Hello' to the eldest son. I'm currently in Herefordshire saying...
  • Children of expat families 4 days ago There is a lot of information and advice out there for expats and their families but little is nothing about the family members that are part of an expat family, but never left their country of birth.I have a son in the UK, he was 18 when we left to live in South Africa, taking his 2 younger...
  • Freedom Park, Pretoria 1 week ago I had to drive through pretoria on Friday and saw the sign for Freedom Park. I've seen it many times on my travels during the last 3 years, but had yet to visit. A friend on Facebook commented that I am the only person she knows that has ever visited.My whole visit was summed up by a quote from...
  • National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria 1 week ago On Saturday we visited the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria. We were there for nearly 5 hours. It was lovely to be out in the open and walk around without being in a Mall or stuck in a car.If you plan on visiting I'd recommend you take your own food and drinks as there were 1 or 2 fast food...

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  • My top 5 things to do in South Africa Writing Contest March 2013 Volunteer work Especially if you can’t get a work permit like me. Volunteering in South Africa is extremely rewarding, for starters one is far less restrained in regards to ‘do’s and don’ts of being a volunteer.’ I’ve been...
  • Tampons, naked saunas and men in Speedos Expat Culture Shock Deal with it? Live with it? Accept it? Deny it? Nothing can prepare for Culture shock, just what is it anyway? How is it described? Is it really THAT bad? Culture shock is just something that has to be experienced. It’s not something that is...
  • My top 10 places to view Wildlife in South Africa Expat Blog Awards 2013 We live in Centurion, Pretoria and welcome numerous visitors every year to South Africa, including family, friends and work colleagues. We are regular visitors to the first 6 places and enjoy annual trips to 7-10. In no particular order other... Expat Blog Awards 2013: South Africa Silver Award!

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