Expat, South Africa

Hilarious South African Signs: Penguins, Potholes, Peeping Toms

Here are just a few of the most unusual and memorable signs we've encountered in South Africa.  In many ways they reflect our experiences here. Always Expect the Unexpected ...and in South Africa always expect wildlife, anywhere and everywhere at any time. Watch out for the poor little penguins. There are many frustrations to expat… Continue reading Hilarious South African Signs: Penguins, Potholes, Peeping Toms

Expat

Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

The holiday is over and it's back to reality.  New posts are already in the works.  In the meantime, just in case you missed them the first time around or just really really want to read them again, here's a quick round-up of Expatorama's top posts from 2017. Ponte Tower I had read about the… Continue reading Farewell 2017, Hello 2018

Africa, Expat, wildlife

Scorpion on the Line

  This is a passenger announcement.  Regular blog services are running late.  Normal service has been severely disrupted by The Christmas Holidays...and a scorpion on the line. Regular service will resume shortly. 2016 Top Blog Post Roundup In the meantime, just in case you missed them the first time around, the most popular 5 posts… Continue reading Scorpion on the Line

Africa, bugs, Expat, Expat Life, Expat Wife

Why Expat Partners are Quite Like Dung Beetles

There’s always a bit of a brouhaha when it comes to labelling or describing expat partners. A few of the titles used include Expat Spouse, Expat Wife, Trailing Spouse, Trailblazing Spouse, Lady of Leisure, Lady that Lunches, Guy that Golfs, Excess Baggage or as my husband endearingly calls me Expensive Habit. None of the terms is perfect and… Continue reading Why Expat Partners are Quite Like Dung Beetles

Safari, Uncategorized

The Big 4 – part II

On our first game drive we saw elephants and a lion. Here we continue on our safari quest to spot the Big 5 (or in our case the Big 4). Game Drive 2: Guide: “What would you like to try to see today?” Us:       “A leopard please.” We set off with high… Continue reading The Big 4 – part II