Expat, Kids, South Africa

School Trips: Vodka, Mountain Roads, Crocodiles

I’m discovering that letting your child go on a school trip can be quite anxiety inducing. School trips used to be fairly anodyne (theatre, tortilla factory, flower festival, dairy, vet). However, the kids are getting older and we live in Africa. Just down the road we have a local attraction called Croc City. Yes, there… Continue reading School Trips: Vodka, Mountain Roads, Crocodiles

Johannesburg

Moving to Johannesburg: Getting Cosy in Jozi

  Johannesburg, Jo’burg, Jozi, Egoli or City of Gold has its beginnings rooted deep down in the rough and tumble of the gold mines.  With a reputation for violent crime and a notorious history of apartheid, many expats have grave misgivings about moving here. First Impressions of Life in Johannesburg Nevertheless, our first impressions are… Continue reading Moving to Johannesburg: Getting Cosy in Jozi