Fri, Mar 24, 2023

Sine Thieme

Eva Melusine Thieme is the author of the travel memoir Kilimanjaro Diaries as well as the award-winning blog Joburg Expat, where she has been chronicling her family’s adventures while living in South Africa. She currently resides in Brentwood, Tennessee, with her husband and four children, where she is working on her next book about a road trip through Namibia with six people in a five-person car. To learn more, visit her author website.

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Loadshedding – It’s Like Camping Without the Hassle

I recently came across an article on Jozi Kids called "100 Benefits of Load-Shedding." One hundred? Okay Jozi Kids, I think you might have gone...

You Know You’re No Longer New to South Africa When…

When the six of us - my husband, myself, and our four children - first arrived in South Africa in 2010, it seemed like...

Applying for a South African Visa? Here is What You Need to Know

As of May 2014, South Africa’s visa regulations changed, and many non-South Africans are still unclear how these changes affect people entering South Africa and...

Top 30 Things a Foreign Expat Misses about South Africa

Some of it is obvious, like the view from Table Mountain, and some of it is not, like street vendors and school uniforms. I...
Joys of Expat Life South Africa

Top Ten (Small) Joys of Life as an Expat in South Africa (or anywhere...

'Joburg Expat' Eva Melusine Thieme, author of this article, grew up in Germany and has lived in Singapore, the United States and Africa. Four continents and...