Living as an Expat in South Africa

As most of you know, I created this blog to help out fellow expats who are as desperate for information about South Africa as I was before we first came here. So a lot of my stories inform about life in South Africa, what’s different here from my previous life, and how it is different from what I expected. I’ve spent a lot of time debunking some myths and praising this country, to the extent that I sometimes feel like I might overdo it.

Which is why it’s always nice to hear someone else’s perspective. So I’m going to be very lazy today and just point you to the blog post of a fellow expat (and good friend), who summed up her one year of living in Joburg so masterfully I was wondering why I hadn’t thought of writing it myself:-). Seriously, she put into words the sentiments all of us expats have had, from before we moved here throughout the first one or two years. I might not have been quite as scared upon arrival, as I am just not easily scared (I only removed the Violin Spider from above our bed on Noisette’s insistence the other day, and learned later that it is the same as a Brown Recluse with a very venomous bite, so sometimes it helps to be scared of things), but still I’ve gone through the same metamorphosis from apprehension, at the very least, to comfort and love of this country.

Please click here for Living as an Expatriate in Johannesburg – One Year Later.