It may seem like I only read books on Afghanistan, with all my previous book reviews being based on that country! But that’s not true. While I read a lot of different books, I only choose to write reviews on the few that have really struck a chord with me. So here is another one from the war-torn nation: A Fort of Nine Towers, … Continue reading Book review: A Fort of Nine Towers
From the day hubby & I set foot in Joburg, everyone we met would point towards the distant skyline and say -” You see that tall cylindrical tower with the red Vodacom signage (Ponte) and the tall thin Telkom tower? Well, NEVER go there, EVER. If you land anywhere close to them, just run for your lives.” Not just us, every expat and every tourist … Continue reading In the tall shadows of Ponte
This question began to haunt us from the moment we decided to move to Joburg. We took the plunge anyway, and am so glad we did….but even today, we haven’t been able to totally rid ourselves of this question! And I know that most people who are either planning to move to Joburg or just planning to visit worry about safety. And its a good … Continue reading Is Joburg SAFE??
Moving to a new country and settling in is not an easy task, even for expats who may have spent a major part of their lives in foreign lands. No amount of research, reading, visits or networking can prepare you fully for the real thing. Its kinda like a marriage – you think you know the person, but do you really?! Having moved from India, … Continue reading 10 things to know before moving to South Africa