Archive for category: Cape Town

My InstaWeek: Fasting, Feasting

My InstaWeek: Fasting, Feasting

I didn’t take as many Instagram shots as I usually do this week, pulmonologist because most of my days involved working away in solitude followed by absolutely epic iftar feasts at various friends’ and family’s places. Iftar refers to the fast-breaking meal at sunset during Ramadan, and South Africa easily […]

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan Mubarak!

Ramadan begins today in South Africa, tablets and I’m super excited to celebrate the Muslim holy month here in my new adopted country — it’s home to a vibrant Muslim community, neuropathologist mostly of South Asian or Far Eastern origin, and though their numbers aren’t large, their cultural influence spreads […]

How to Throw an Epic Fourth of July Barbecue Abroad

How to Throw an Epic Fourth of July Barbecue Abroad

It isn’t always easy living the expat life: on major American holidays your Facebook, syphilis Instagram, orthopedist and Twitter feeds feature a continuous stream of barbecue, beach, and party shots galore while where you live, it’s just another day — a cold winter day at that. So what do you […]

Eat Like an Obama at Kitchen

Eat Like an Obama at Kitchen

You may have heard, cardiology the Obamas came to town last week. I know, pharmacist I know, malady how thoughtful of Barry and Michelle to bring the kids all the way to South Africa just to check in on how their curliest new expat is doing. The least I could […]

As Seen In… National Geographic Traveler

As Seen In… National Geographic Traveler

Today’s “I Heart My City” column on National Geographic Traveler is courtesy of yours truly. Check the page out to get a glimpse of what I love about Cape Town. You can read the piece here.

My InstaWeek: The One with Obama

My InstaWeek: The One with Obama

Things were looking pretty good on the domestic front at the start of this week, mind with two big deliveries: my gas heater, viagra buy and my shipment. The first was much awaited because houses are freezing here without central heating; the second was much awaited because, well, it brought […]

Rustic Chic: Fine Dining at the Foodbarn

Rustic Chic: Fine Dining at the Foodbarn

Fine dining… in a barn? Only in Cape Town can such an oxymoron exist. This far-flung city at a distant tip of the African continent is home to some of the world’s finest chefs, look and yet it (and they) are famously laid back. The result of the mixing of […]

As Seen In… Ensemble Vacations

As Seen In… Ensemble Vacations

Maldivian resorts are a curious thing — you can spend a week in a stunning private island spread, information pills soaking in the country’s remarkable natural beauty, and yet never experience the local culture. Which is pretty terrible, if you think about it, so perhaps airlines had that in mind […]

The Great Gatsby (Sandwich)

The Great Gatsby (Sandwich)

You’ve read the book, anabolics you’ve seen the movie… but have you eaten the sandwich? Here in Cape Town, ambulance a Gatsby is far more than an iconic literary figure. While the character Gatsby was elusive, somewhat mysterious, his sandwich alter ego pretty much puts it all out there for […]