HP Service in South Africa

One of the nice things about writing your own blog is that you can write reviews about pretty much anything and broadcast them to the world – or at least the world of your readership, which admittedly in my case is still a fairly small world. But I do have an audience and would like to take ... 

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Egyptian Geese

I find it amusing that back home we had Canadian geese, and they were a nuisance because they pooped all over the golf courses. Here in South Africa, you have Egyptian geese living on all the golf courses, and they are just as much of a pain.

Different goose, same difference. Just blame a country from ... 

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Expat Joys – Variety and Life Skills

This is the fourth post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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What to Do in Joburg

Johannesburg skyline

Over the course of living as an expat family in Johannesburg for 3 years, we have compiled a list of "things to do in Joburg" and its surroundings, from seeing cheetahs run at De Wildt to walking the tightrope at JoziX, delving into history at the Apartheid Museum, touring the Nelson Mandela House in Soweto, going on a balloon safari over the Cradle of Humankind, and much more.

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Expat Joys – Service at the Gas Station

This is the third post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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Expat Joys – Beautiful Art in Your House

This is the second post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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Expat Joys – The Head Massage

This is the first post in an 8-part series where we explore the good parts about being an expat - in general, and in South Africa particularly. From receiving a head massage every time you get your hair cut to stocking your house with beautiful artwork, worshipping the sun, eating the best mango of your life, or letting someone else put the gas in your car, expat life can have many upsides.

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A Trip Back into South Africa’s History

Whether you live in Johannesburg or are just visiting, you should definitely go to the Apartheid Museum. Not only does it fill in many gaps in your knowledge of South Africa's past, it also brings across a first-hand experience of what Apartheid might have felt like for those who lived through it, something you won't get a feel for just by reading a history book.

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