Live music is pervasive in Nashville and nearly every venue we frequented during our weekend in Music City had a band, including the bar at the airport. While country music is what Nashville is famous for, it was the laid back food scene that impressed the most.
Wynwood’s street art attracts camera toting tourists and locals in pursuit of the perfect selfie, but this former warehouse district north of downtown is the place to come to eat and drink. The best way to experience the neighborhood is by hopping around Wynwood to sample all the neighborhood has to offer.
It’s been a while since I have written a blog post, largely because I have found that I have nothing to say. As an expat,…
The holidays provided ample opportunity to engage in some hefty self-denial about my upcoming repatriation to the US, but with the packers arriving in two weeks, I can no longer put-off the inevitable. Like it or not, I am returning to the States and to quote Will Smith, “I’m going to Miami.”
As someone who notoriously plans travel itineraries around food, it is no surprise that I was charmed by the tiny fishing village of Paternoster, a town known for being a food enthusiast’s haven. As we strolled through town, Callum commented that, “surely there are more restaurants than people.” His assessment did not seem too far off the mark. Even more impressive, given the size and that the majority of residents are seasonal, the food is of high-quality and goes beyond the standard fish and chips fare.
As the jacarandas trees exploded with purple blossoms across Johannesburg, I couldn’t help but think that this was the last time I would see them usher in spring. In what is surely a perverse way of viewing the world, I find myself longing for my South African life even though I am still living my South African life. The absurdity of indulging in nostalgia for the life I am leading instead of appreciating my life in the moment, is not lost on me.