Tagged with food

Toto, I don’t think we’re in the Hamptons anymore

Toto, I don’t think we’re in the Hamptons anymore

Scenes from some of this summer’s weekend getaways… Sunday afternoon with a friend’s family in Serowe, one of Botswana’s largest villages (more like a small town — actually, a large town by Botswana standards). Pumpkin and sorghum porridge — not my usual Sunday brunch, but yum. Bonfire and barbecue on the grounds of Khama Rhino … Continue reading

Flying Ethiopian

Flying Ethiopian

Sunday, April 15, 2012. 12:00 pm: Juliet and I call Ethiopian Airlines and ask to change our flight from Lalibela to Addis from Tuesday the 17th to Monday the 16th. We love Lalibela, but we had arrived a day earlier than planned (since we had to skip out of ATM-less Axum a day early) and … Continue reading

Eating Ethiopian

Eating Ethiopian

Ethiopian food is so delicious that it deserves its own post. For anyone that hasn’t had it, a traditional Ethiopian meal usually consists of a large circular injera (sour bread made from teff flour) with a selection of salads and wots (spicy meat or vegetable stews) spooned on top of it. You eat with your … Continue reading

On the Road, Part Three: How to say !K

On the Road, Part Three: How to say !K

Our first stop in Botswana was at a campsite near a town where there is a small community of Bushmen. Bushmen are also known as the San people, as well as by a host of other names that refer to specific tribes (e.g., !kung — the !k is pronounced as a particular type of click) … Continue reading

Very belated goodbye to Cape Town

Very belated goodbye to Cape Town

It’s been a few weeks now since I left Cape Town (I blame a combination of wi-fi deprivation and a crazy tour schedule), but before I start flooding the blog with Namibia / Botswana photos, I wanted to post about my last few days in Cape Town. The highlight of those last few days was … Continue reading

Township tour (or, my day as a poorist)

Township tour (or, my day as a poorist)

A few days ago, I went on a half-day tour through some of Cape Town’s biggest townships. The townships are located 20 minutes to an hour outside of the center of the city, and were initially created for non-whites who were “relocated” during Apartheid. Obviously, they are not officially segregated anymore, but the racial composition … Continue reading