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A Morning in Stellenbosch: A Walk around Town

A Morning in Stellenbosch: A Walk around Town

“I got down from the wagon and beheld the distant view of the beautiful mountain of Stellenbosch, Jonkershoek and Drakenstein; before me lay a spacious valley planted with vineyards and plantations, and in its centre was the village of Stellenbosch. At that distance it looked like Paradise. I felt a surge of nostalgia, I thought … Continue reading

Botswana: Dumela, Mma

Botswana: Dumela, Mma

In Gaborone for a week, working, I had an afternoon free. For months before, I must confess, I devoured the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency¬†book series, set mostly in Gaborone and following the wise and “traditionally built” Mma Precious Ramotswe. The novels, escapist, sunny, and depicting a good-old-world-that-never-was, made me feel vaguely homesick and soothed. … Continue reading