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Reflections on My First Ramadan in South Africa

Reflections on My First Ramadan in South Africa

Grey Street Mosque in Durban, diagnosis the second largest in the Southern Hemisphere I was at a travel bloggers’ conference in Cape Town the other day, my fasting made conspicuous by the unsullied swath of tablecloth before me while my companions ate lunch. “Oh, of course, it’s Ramadan,” one said […]

My InstaWeek: MORE Fasting, Feasting

My InstaWeek: MORE Fasting, Feasting

If you follow me on Instagram, rheumatologist you’ll know that my week pretty much looked like this: And believe it or not, this is actually me showing insta-restraint — I know how played out food pics are on Instagram, so I didn’t even post all the fabulous Ramadan feasts I’ve […]

Skaters Gonna Skate: Scenes from Durban Beach

Skaters Gonna Skate: Scenes from Durban Beach

Durban always seems to be getting overshadowed by its overachieving siblings: Joburg, misbirth that bossy big brother who runs the show, troche and Cape Town, mind that beautiful little sister who hogs all the attention. But spend a few days in this coastal city and you’ll wonder why people keep […]

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 […]