As I live in Cape Town I just wanted to share this pic, which I found on the internet of the new Green Point Soccer Stadium (that oval shaped construction on the grass), with you. Doesn't it look fabulous with Table Mountain in the background ? I am so fortunate to get to see this mountain every day that I drive to work ? These pics may be copyrighted, but I didn't know who to contact to ask permission to use them, so enjoy just in case I'm asked to remove them...lol
Doesn't this look spectacular at night ?
And here are a few pics sent to me by a colleague who works at our Johannesburg Office. I hope you're able to spot your country's flag somewhere amongst this lot...
Don't forget to tune in, if it is being televised in your country. There may be some spectacular film footage of our tourist spots and then you'll get to see where I live. I hope you'll enjoy. The excitement is growing here. Motorists have our country's flag attached to their cars in support of our national team Bafana Bafana and then a second flag of the other country they'll be supporting during the World Cup Soccer.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our country and hope you'll enjoy our South African hospitality. I think I'll have to add another post or two to introduce you to the typical South African specialities we have.
We love food, especially boerekos, as we call it in Afrikaans and love entertaining people. If you think of South Africa, you immediately think of Koeksusters. Click on the link for an explanation and the recipe. It's basically two pieces of dough, which you fold over each other to form a plait and then it's dipped in a sugary syrup to cook. It's a sweet delicacy... hmmm yummy!!! Here's a pic to whet those appetities...
Another favourite, typically South African, is Biltong (shew... my mouth is watering now!). Click on the link for an explanation thereof. I think the Australians call it Beef Jerky! If this doesn't make any ex-pats homesick, then I really don't know!!! Jammer my maatjies!
I hope you've enjoyed this little educational post today. Thanks for popping by ~ I'd love to hear your comments.
My dear friend and owner of the Teddy Stampers blog, Jerusha, sent me a wonderful, lengthy email of a tour around her town in Eastern Canada not so long ago and I really really enjoyed it. I'd love to hear something about your town and country sometime. So how about it!
Take care, Sharon x