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Elgin, South Africa – A Romantic Escape into the Apple Valley

A Spring Wedding in the Overberg Countryside Last year in October, my husband and I had our family wedding celebration at South Hill Farm in Elgin, just outside of Cape Town. October is springtime in South Africa, which means frequent cloudbursts, apple blossoms, green vineyards, sunshine, and bright blue skies dotted with wispy white clouds.… Continue reading Elgin, South Africa – A Romantic Escape into the Apple Valley

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On being a White South African with an Identity Crisis

Recent events in South Africa have compelled me to write a bit about myself, my ongoing identity crisis, my thoughts on leaving my home country, and whether I would ever return. The issues are complex, and I certainly don’t seek to provide a solution or even any startling insights! Also, I can only write from… Continue reading On being a White South African with an Identity Crisis

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Kalk Bay – Seaside Whimsy in Cape Town

I visit Kalk Bay every time I return home to Cape Town, and it has become one of my favourite places in the world. I sifted through several years of my own photographs of my adventures there, and decided to do a full-length article on this quirky, nostalgic, and magical corner of my home country. ❤ I… Continue reading Kalk Bay – Seaside Whimsy in Cape Town

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Weird and Wonderful Things Seen in Cape Town

Over the years, I’ve built up a collection of weird and wonderful things seen on my travels and at home. Public transport in Cape Town was my main inspiration, as you can see below. Many of these made me giggle, or think, “Only in South Africa!”. If you enjoy these pictures, be sure to check… Continue reading Weird and Wonderful Things Seen in Cape Town

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Cape Town – Summer 2014

Sitting here in snowy Germany, in the dark at 4:30 pm, it’s hard to believe that we had three weeks of sunny summer bliss at the beginning of December! Marco and I flew home to Cape Town for a holiday and my best friend’s wedding, and the weeks simply flew by, leaving us breathless. We… Continue reading Cape Town – Summer 2014

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25 Things I Love & Miss About Cape Town

I’ve been quite homesick lately, so I thought I’d make a list of 25 things that I love and miss about my hometown, Cape Town, South Africa. It’s 59 days until I’m back for a visit, so these bittersweet memories will have to keep me going until then!   1. The mountains I dearly miss the… Continue reading 25 Things I Love & Miss About Cape Town