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Sister-time, stroopwafels and six lessons

Sister-time, stroopwafels and six lessons

Posted by on Oct 20, 2017 in Blog |

Recently I celebrated 6 months of living in the Netherlands. Officially the longest I have been away from my home, South Africa. Ever. I have much I want to tell you. For those of you on Facebook and Instagram, you’ve seen the highlights. Numerous people have said to me ‘oh, it looks just amazing!’. And it is. Really. Most of the time. But it’s also...

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In pursuit of Paris (part 1)

In pursuit of Paris (part 1)

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Blog |

Paris is the city my little sister has always dreamed of visiting. After traveling there myself in 2011, I promised we would go together some day. July 22nd was the set date. Thalys tickets were booked, as was our hotel. Our small wheelie bags were packed with an overly ambitious summer wardrobe as we stood on the platform waiting for the train to take us...

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King’s Day 2017

King’s Day 2017

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Blog |

King’s Day. It’s as if Dutch people get an extra sparkle in their eye when they talk about it. And after experiencing my first one ever, I kind of get it. I say ‘experiencing’, but more on that later. But wasn’t it always Queen’s Day? Why yes. I’m glad you asked. Up until three years ago, the Dutch would celebrate the birthday of their queen...

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Going back west

Going back west

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Blog |

Day 7, 15 November Halfway into our trip and I feel the need to spend some time alone, and to be honest, reflecting on and talking to God. Mostly about how amazing it is to be here. So I drag myself out of bed and down to the beach, which fortunately isn’t far at all. I’m in time to watch the sunrise. I walk in the opposite direction to yesterday,...

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Mission to Madwaleni – Part II

Mission to Madwaleni – Part II

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog |

Again I was sad that we couldn’t stay and spend the day at the beach and get a lunch and surf lesson for a mere R50, but at least we would arrive at Madwaleni that evening and stay put for three nights. The owner of Coffee Shack kindly drew us a map and after scoping out our rental car, assured us we’d be fine to take the 45 minute drive to Hole in the...

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Mission to Madwaleni – Part I

Mission to Madwaleni – Part I

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Blog |

In September 2015, my flatmate/friend Gen and I packed our less-than-20kg-Kulula-regulation bags and set off on a road trip adventure that started in Durban and ultimately lead us to Madwaleni rural hospital. My sister Danielle has been doing her com-serve year there as a qualified Speech Therapist and apart from the obvious reasons of wanting to visit your...

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