Sunday, June 3, 2012

African observations

Here are a few things that are different here than back home in Canada.
  1. There are no screens on windows (OK, it's like that in Vancouver).
  2. Cars drive on the left side of the road. That's why I almost get hit every time I try to cross the road.
  3. Drainage pipes run along the outsides of the buildings (see photo).
  4. The milk for cereal is heated.
  5. A barbecue is called a "braai" (pronounced "bri", as in "Brian"). And they rarely use propane, but rather briquettes and wood.
  6. No salad dressing.
  7. LOTS of French.
  8. There are far more Blackberries here than iPhones. That's good to see, being a Waterloo home-owner.
More later.


  1. South Africe sounds like England in many respects, in which case I think I'd like it there.

  2. In fact, the Brits colonized the area a long time ago (I must confess that I don't know the specific order of events... the Dutch and French also took their turns).