Category: South Africa


This year’s post is not comprehensive.  We just went too many places, so I’ve had to edit.  I’ve left out most of France, the UK, and quite a few places in the US.  Here are some leftovers. . .  🙂

Barcelona, Spain

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Annecy, France

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Saronic Gulf Islands, Greece

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Milan, Italy

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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Portland, Oregon. . .USA

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Atlanta, Georgia. . .USA

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Brussels, Belgium

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Bruges, Belgium

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Now on to planning 2015!  So far, we’re tentatively looking at London, New York, Barbados. . . and maybe Sardinia.  🙂

There is a LOT of lager in South Africa, which makes sense for the warm and dusty climate. However, there is quite the growing craft market. How convenient then that a 3 minute drive from the hotel in Joburg was Beer House.

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99 Bottles

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20 Taps

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Tasting Paddles

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A very popular destination on a Friday evening, I highly recommend a visit to any beer fans passing through the area!

One of the favourite venues this week has been The Steamworks– a steampunk themed gastropub in Fourways, Sandton.

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Asian Style Pork Belly Burger

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Free-Range Chicken Pie with Smoked Bacon & Portabellini Mushrooms

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They also have a good range of local South African craft beers and absolutely cracking Beer Battered Onion Rings. . .not to mention, a very friendly staff.  😀

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Currently still in Joburg, about to head to the Beerhouse, in fact.  More to follow.  🙂

Before heading to Johannesburg tomorrow, there’s just enough time for a bit of SEC football and noms today!  🙂

More Crudités

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Greek Yogurt Pesto Dip

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Ribs, ready for the oven

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Earlier this week it was confirmed that I would be attending a large project meeting in Palo Alto at the end of September. Since it’s in the middle of birthday week, my darling Amanda will be joining me. It’s not much notice, but we’re making a trip out of it, including stops in San Francisco and a trip home to see the kitties family.

Then … yesterday … I was invited to meet with an important client. In South Africa! For a week!! In a week!!!

It’s been a rather exciting week! 🙂