#5 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

5.  It’s so different. Ever notice how people who are “well-traveled” or who “studied abroad” or “backpacked in Europe” have that “air of arrogance” or “have an inexplicable new speech pattern” or “wear tighter pants”? As annoying and pretentious as this superiority complex may be,  there really is some mind-flexing that happens when you travel… Read More #5 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

#7 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

7.  Practicing Spanish. Si me conoces, tú sabes.  I love Spanish.  I love the language.  I love how it sounds.  I love speaking it and hearing it.  And I love hispanohablantes. So when the Mexicans, Spaniards, and Argentinians chatted me up, you better believe I was loving it.  Tú sabes. I practiced for hours.  In… Read More #7 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

#8 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

8.  Cape Town. I’m in love with this stunning coastal city. Cape Town is a crossroads.  It’s the very apparent love child of Mother Africa and English/Dutch colonizers.  It is modern and commerce-driven, while maintaining an authentic cultural exchange that feels very Old World, very experimental.  A dash of urban, a little sea-salty air, and… Read More #8 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

#9 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup

Continuing the series 9.  Milkshakes. A mere two posts ago, I explained our daily diet including a huge breakfast, linner at 4pm, and a milkshake.  It was like Bizarro SlimFast for fat kids.  And while I wouldn’t trade those eating habits for my own here in the States, I actually miss the milkshakes.  They were delicious, cold, and… Read More #9 – Things I’ll Miss About South Africa’s World Cup