christmas in cape town

Holidays in South Africa

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from South Africa!

Despite being away from family, we had a great holiday season in South Africa. It was still strange, though, being in the Southern Hemisphere. We’re used to cold weather this time of year, so it was a little hard to put on Christmas music and feel festive. In the same week, we went surfing and got sunburnt, enjoyed a carol’s concert, swam in the pool and opened Christmas presents. It was confusing. Continue reading

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Our First Week in Cape Town

It’s been so fun to play tourists this week as we’re getting to know our new city–going out to explore while the rest of our American world is still sleeping. Both of us can hardly believe we’re here. I had a moment as I was going to sleep one night this week, where I thought suddenly: “I’m in Cape Town.” I turned over to tell Chas–he needed to know, too. Does he know? We’re in South Africa! It’s bizarre. Continue reading