February 2018 was an eventful month, to say the least. We were only a few weeks into the new year, but – for both Alex and me – it was already proving to be a rather crappy one. The cold and endless grey showed no signs of relenting, work was uninspiring, homesickness was brewing… and everything, generally, seemed to be a spectacular shade of shmeh.* Advertisements
Frankfurt, much like Joburg where I come from, is not at all a tourist’s city. Few people know very much about Frankfurt, and even fewer people have actually spent a good amount of time here. After all, it is a place known for two things: banks and connecting flights. Go figure. And while I’m very grateful that Frankfurt isn’t overflowing with tacky souvenir shops and selfie sticks, a part of me does feel sad about the city’s underrated reputation. In almost […]
Isn’t it funny how life’s best moments are usually the unplanned ones? From impromptu decisions to unintentional detours, it really feels like the magic of life only reveals itself when you’re not looking for it. A few weekends ago was one such example. With a meagre three days’ notice – Alex, our friend Jonas and I found ourselves huddled in the backseat of a stranger’s car, making our way up to Berlin for the weekend. It was our first trip […]
There are a couple of reasons why Seb and I made the daunting decision to pack up our lives, leave everything and everyone we knew behind and move to Germany. But the main one – it goes without saying – was the chance to travel. A lot. Four months in, Seb and I decided that our apartment had been furnished to an acceptable level (we always liked the minimal look anyway), and that the time had […]
Frankfurt is a wonderful place. This fact cannot be denied. Regardless of the wonderfulness of the city in which you live, however, there will always come a time where an escape (even just a quick one) is absolutely necessary. This past weekend was one such example. Camping on a mattress on the floor in a furniture-less apartment had finally begun to lose its charm, and our daily routine had started to turn the passing weeks into somewhat of a […]
Aaaaaaand we’re back! After more than three months (gasp!) of silence, I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know that Seb and I are in fact very much alive. I know, I know – disappearing like that is appalling blogging etiquette. And we’re sorry for that. Really, we are. As it turns out though, the whole moving continents thing has been slightly more demanding than initially thought. Drama, delays and paperwork disasters, […]
A few Saturdays ago, we went on a casual Saturday meander to the Nan Hua Buddhist Temple in Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria. After hearing so much about this place, we thought it would a tragedy not to have seen it before we leave for Germany in a few months’ time. Nan Hua is just over an hour from Joburg – a very comfortable distance for an afternoon excursion.
It’s official! Alex and I will be packing up our lives and moving to Germany in a few months’ time. While super exciting, both of us are also terrified at the thought of leaving our families, friends, comfort zones…and restaurants. Eating out in Germany is expensive. Sigh. Anyway, the kind folk at Zomato have given us some vouchers for Ziggies Caffe in Blairgowrie to celebrate. Which we’d really like to share with you. Ziggies is a really […]