#BotsChronicles, Life

The Cliché ‘Do you boo’

I’ve been attending step and aerobics classes and finally got the message behind the 'Do you boo' cliché. I have now come full circle. #BackStory! In 1999 (20 years ago!) I was a first year Information Technology student at TNG (Technikon Northern Gauteng) in Soshanguve and I had to wait for my dad to pick… Continue reading The Cliché ‘Do you boo’

#BotsChronicles, Food diaries

5 places to have the best SESWAA in Gaborone

  On my first Sunday in Gaborone I was stuck in a hotel room and missed home, more specifically my mom’s Sunday lunch. I called room service to ask about their lunch specials and got to hear about this dish, ‘seswaa’ for the first time. On enquiry, the lady on the other side of the… Continue reading 5 places to have the best SESWAA in Gaborone

#BotsChronicles, Travel

Forget Trump, proudly African

  I have been in Botswana for 6 months and I am loving it. I am fascinated by the way Batswana live and think but mostly, what captures my attention on a daily basis is of course the language. The pride Batswana have in their language and heritage is something to behold. Although I am… Continue reading Forget Trump, proudly African

#BotsChronicles, Travel

Botswana update

160 steps. Those are the steps I take from my office to and from the central printer on my floor at work. I am 1.75m tall so my steps are...let's say, not close together. Given my work, I go to the machine no less than 6 times a day on a not so busy day,… Continue reading Botswana update

#BotsChronicles, Travel

My first month in Gaborone, Botswana

2G of data is P399. No, please read that again and let it sink in. P399 is R502 South African Rands. Sure, I know one of the cardinal sins of travelling is converting all the time as this type of converting does not really reflect the correct picture of the value of the item. Being… Continue reading My first month in Gaborone, Botswana