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Facts SA expats would like you to know about South Africa

Facts SA expats would like you to know about South Africa

There is a well-known saying we like to quote, “Once a South African, always a South African”. In our experience even when people leave South Africa to live abroad, they are still proudly South African and never lose their love of South Africa and are fiercely loyal...

How to make Paletas – Mexican ice pops

How to make Paletas – Mexican ice pops

As the heat of summer arrives in the northern hemisphere, adults and children alike are always looking for something refreshing, and cooling to eat and drink. Paletas, Mexican popsicles, are a form of homemade ice cream that combines the most delicious summer fruits...

The most effective tick and mosquito protection tips this summer

The most effective tick and mosquito protection tips this summer

Summer is the season that the bugs come out and if you live in the northern hemisphere, you will be starting to look for ways to keep these unpleasant insects from bothering you. Some people swear by natural bug repellents, others prefer to go with the fiercest...

How the videogame aesthetic flows into all of our culture?

How the videogame aesthetic flows into all of our culture?

Video games are based on the principle of repetition. You play the game, you are beaten (perhaps your character dies) and then you start all over again and attempt to get to the next level. To advance in any game, you need to remember all the previous versions you...

Art as inspiration

Art as inspiration

When people look for inspiration in life, one of the first places they turn to is art. Art as inspiration is something everyone can relate to – because art is born from inspiration and inspires it in others. In the words of Picasso, “Art washes away from the soul the...

Al fresco meals

Al fresco meals

Dining al fresco is something everyone loves during the long daylight hours when the northern hemisphere enjoys its summer. The phrase al fresco is borrowed from Italian and literally means “in the cool”. For some inspiring alfresco recipes, read on.  ...

Horse riding safaris in Africa

Horse riding safaris in Africa

If you love horse riding, wildlife and the great outdoors, then a horseback safari is bound to be just up your street (or riding track). Horseback safaris are a wonderful way to enjoy South Africa’s beauty and the beauty of Africa as a whole, including our diverse...

The value of time

The value of time

When people are asked what they most value in life, they often say ‘time’. The value of time differs from person to person – but it is an irrefutable fact that we only have a certain amount of time in this life and we cannot buy anymore when our ‘time is up’, no...

What is a power of attorney?

What is a power of attorney?

Many people wonder what a power of attorney is and where it can be applied. Power of attorney is a phrase that you hear often in many different sectors of life including both finance and medical. In this article we will explore what exactly a power of attorney is and...

8 days in the Namib desert

8 days in the Namib desert

If you have ever visited the Namib Desert of Namibia, you’ll know that it is a wonderland of experiences and beauty that you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the world. Come and spend eight days in the Namib Desert and revive your senses.   The Namib...

Three amigos adventure: Motorcycling through South Africa to Slovenia

Three amigos adventure: Motorcycling through South Africa to Slovenia

South Africans who love their motorbikes will be interested to know that three intrepid South Africans are not just content to bike around on their local roads, instead they are embarking on an epic journey to motorcycle through South Africa – all the way to Slovenia!...

View Cherry Blossoms around the world

View Cherry Blossoms around the world

It’s cherry blossom season and you don’t need to head to Japan to see a frothy display of cherry blossoms – even though this is the country usually on most people’s travel lists when it comes to seeing cherry blossoms. Here are some places where you can enjoy cherry...

An evolving project: The Euro

An evolving project: The Euro

As all travelers heading to Europe will know, the Euro is the universal currency across 19 EU countries, making things a lot easier if you are moving from one country to another. The Euro however, does far more than just making life easier for tourists. In this...

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to New Zealand

The South African’s Guide To: Relocating to New Zealand

It’s no secret that New Zealand is an attractive immigration destination for South African families. Just ask the 5,000 South Africans that left for New Zealand in the 2017/18 financial year, and you’ll understand what drives them: the need to seek safety, security...

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