Haven for South Africans in Rotterdam

The Koningskerk in Rotterdam is a Dutch protestant church situated at the Koningshaven (King’s Harbour). All South Africans visiting South Holland or living there will feel at home in this Dutch congregation with its strong ties to South Africa. Rotterdam is Europe’s gateway to the world; therefore the Koningskerk is a haven for anyone visiting […]
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My affair with the Countess from Sweden – Pieter de Lange

I have always had this boundless enthusiasm for exciting and interesting automobiles. I blame it on my Van der Vyver genes from my mother’s side. My dear granddad, Oupa Benjamin, had to look after a second-hand car dealership in Badplaas all these years ago when I was still a young boy and I was allowed […]
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Europe – in or out?

The hectic Brexit debate All over the country, in restaurants, pubs, offices and trains, the in or out question is openly, eagerly and often anxiously discussed. There has been endless speculation about how a European exit would influence house prices, interest rates, the banking sector, security, immigration, the NHS, scientific research, the arts and even […]
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South African Expats (SAFFAs) with Kids Take Six Months to Settle but it Makes Families Closer

Despite the benefits of raising a family abroad, parents and children alike take time to settle into their new life. However, the challenge can bring families closer together, according to new data. Almost half of expat parents say their children take longer than six months to feel at home in their new country, with 25% […]
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Somewhere over the rainbow …

If there is one place on earth where all rainbows meet up, it will surely be in Keukenhof, the Netherlands. This former kitchen garden (hence the name) has since the 15th century developed into one of the foremost flower gardens in the world. With more than 7 million bulbs – of which just more than […]
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What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China?

What is the first thing that springs to mind when you think of China? Mega cities? Skyscrapers? Factories? Pollution? Human ant heaps? The abovementioned definitely count among the side effects that accompany the fastest industrial revolution in the history of mankind, and therefore China is to most people probably synonymous with this undesirable by-products of […]
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Camping adventures in Canada

We live in Prince George in British-Columbia, Canada. We have lived in Frobisher in Saskatchewan, Canada (45 km from Estevan and 20 km from the USA border of North Dakota) for six years after having moved to Canada at the end of February 2007. We like to camp if the opportunity presents itself and I’d […]
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