Africa · Expat Life · South Africa · South Africa

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

City Tours · Coffee · Expat Life · Germany

The French Press Café – Frankfurt Coffee

The French Press Café is a tiny coffee shop inside Bodum, a kitchen appliance store on Kaiserstrasse in Frankfurt city centre. We walked past it one weekend quite by accident, and decided to try it out the next weekend. I’d never had proper French press brew before, so I was quite excited! (I have much… Continue reading The French Press Café – Frankfurt Coffee

Expat Life · Germany · Travel Musings

An Endless Pursuit for First Times

I arrived in Germany a year ago, in the middle of winter. Having come from summer in South Africa, I was wholly unprepared for the mind numbing freezing-ness of January. As the plane descended, I caught a glimpse of an expansive white and brown landscape – beautiful, and utterly foreign. I got off the plane… Continue reading An Endless Pursuit for First Times