Category Archives: Around South Africa

Week 36: Closer than Comfortable Encounters

With our hearts beating wildly – we could not quite process what we had just seen. A small family- mother, father and small child, had been standing on the side of the road, waiting to cross from the left side … Continue reading

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Week 32: Pontoon Boats, Cango Caves, and Lazy Lizards too!

The easternmost slice of the Western Cape: from the Breede (Wide) River Valley, north through the Klein Karoo and out to Prince Albert Valley, is geologically and socially unlike anything we had seen previously in South Africa. We decided to … Continue reading

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Week 27-28 ….In and out of control

Our week was characterized by the long awaited arrival of our friends from the US, Dana and Terry Tarr from Amherst and Kathy and Larry Bame from Pennsylvania.   Living and working in South Africa has been wonderful, but since Rich … Continue reading

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Week 25 Working Really Hard… the Stellenbosch Way

With the sun shining brightly and temperatures here in South Africa hovering in the 80’s, Rich and I are feeling incredibly lucky – especially as we read about the snow and frigid temperatures at home.  We know we should feel … Continue reading

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Week 24: Moving Things Along

Even though we are studying olives, not grapes, here we are in the premier wine country of South Africa – surrounded by vineyards, and now at the beginning of the harvest, the wonderful aroma of fermenting grape juice. Each morning, … Continue reading

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Week 23 Stellenbosch First Impressions

About Stellenbosch  The beauty of this valley – mountains, vineyards, cloudscapes, and constantly changing shadows and illuminated valleys – cannot be overstated Farmland seems so fertile despite dry climate, yet scorched earth in certain places tells a story of dangerous … Continue reading

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Week 22 Blogging our way (back) into another hemisphere

This sense of doubling back on ourselves in time and space captured the essence of this week. On Wednesday, we left our now dear Istanbul – a city which prior to our 2014 stay we had barely known, having spent … Continue reading

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