tulbagh, western cape

Tulbagh Treehouse

Since we were in-between houses this past weekend, Chas and I took the opportunity to explore the Tulbagh region of the Western Cape, which is well-known for its beautiful setting in the Tulbagh valley, as well as its many wine farms. Continue reading

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