ROGER WILLIAMSON in Wimbledon

We are a great nation, we have a lot going for us and as a passionate South African living here and missing all the normal things like sunshine, warmth and chatting to strangers, is just a small part of the living experience.

ANNEMARIE DE VILLIERS in Australia

The side gate crashes open as another bike-load of boys tear off their shirts and speed across the lawn, dashing to join the growing thunder of splashes and laughter in the pool. On the far side of the porch, the prawns sizzle away on the barbie, spreading their aroma through...

WHERE DO NUMBERS Come From?

WHERE DOES NUMBERS Come From? How We Became A Calculating World Without the zero, and without the system of Hindu-Arabic numbers that we take for granted, modern business and modern science – and the broad prosperity that we enjoy today would be impossible.

KARMA in the USA

Most of what I really enjoy about this city happens outdoors – I am surrounded by mountains filled with amazing hikes and trails which, when conquered, often lead to waterfalls and incredible views. 

WERNER TRIELOFF in Brazil

First things first:  Brazil is in South America, the continent under North America (the one that has the USA and Barack Obama).  Reason for me starting with this is that when my wife and I (she is a Brazilian) lived in SA she had numerous people going “O yeah, Brazil! ...

IAN SNOOKE in France

Allez les verts! -Yes, that is what I have been screaming all along through the World Cup. Vert means green.  I am writing from Provence; France. I grew up in Hartbeespoort on a mountain and Paris is just way too crowded for me.

ILZE OOSTHUIZEN in the Netherlands

I’m a Afrikaans farm girl coming from Brits, living in the Netherlands now, and working here as an au pair... I’m here since the 28th of December 2007 and will stay till the end of this year.  Its alot of fun living aboard, meeting new people and having some cultural...

VICKY GIOUGLI in Greece

A South African in GreeceBefore moving to Greece, the only experience I had of the country was of summer holidays. Holidays spent on the beach during the day and clubbing at night… I was hoping to have more of that when I moved here. Reality soon set in when I...

KHULULEKA

A song of freedom, an international anthem of love and peace and all things needed in times like these! Khululeka is set to spread like the flu virus, to infect and affect all it touches with its words of harmony and hope.

KEVIN BROOKS in Hamilton

Nieu Seeland ‘n nuwe avontuur. Hoe en wat is dit om in Kiwiland te gaan bly, en wat is ‘n tiepiese dag? Met die eerste oog opslag sal dit jou byval hoe skoon en netjies dit is. Daar is baie buitemuurse aktiviteite en ongerepte natuur en alles is ‘n paar...

ROZANA ADAMS in Dubai

Moving to Dubai was one of the best choices I could have made. A new era for me filled with amazing possibilities only in Dubai. I have a job a love, I get to travel the world, I’m surrounded by amazing ambitious people, and I get to party till I...

JESSICA SCHOEMAN in South Korea

I live in a small city, where English is not too common on the streets. During the week I am an English second language teacher, I teach at 3 public schools, an all girls middle school, where I teach three days a week, an all boys middle school, and an...

LAUDIOLOGY DJ Mujava

ENTERING THE PRESTIGIOUS La Remier nightclub, I heard the sound of South African streets blasting through the speakers. Surely there could be no French DJ in Toulouse playing this kind of music? The king of the townships – DJ Mujava – was indeed in the house along with the hottest...

CANDICE TURNER in Dubai

Lost in Translation – an Expat’s Tale of Life in the GulfSince arriving in Dubai I have been amazed by its truly dynamic persona. A city of contrasts, Dubai boasts skylines dotted with gleaming towers against the backdrop of date palms and ochre-coloured sand dunes.

LISE STEYN in Amsterdam

Life in Amsterdam is a culture shock! I am currently doing my Masters Degree in Art Restoration at the University of Amsterdam and I am confronted daily with issues and thoughts that are completely foreign to me. What have I learned so far? Well…

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