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Travel

Money

I managed to get my hands on some South African money. Instead of kings, queens or presidents it has animals on the bills. Impressive…and fun! Now I need to get used to the exchange rate..or better still, I shall make myself a reminder card of what 10, 20, 50 and 100 Rands are worth.

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General

Eclipse

I could not sleep last night, or rather, this morning and I knew there was gping to be a total eclipse of the moon, so I got up and went outside to look for it. Unfortunately, because my house is surrounded by trees I could not locate the moon so I went back inside, got […]

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Travel

Buffalo

I visited Buffalo this weekend. It was fun because I was visiting friends but the city itself was not a big thrill save for the Darwin D. Martin complex. This group of buildings was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was abandonned for many years and is now finally being restored. At first glance it […]

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Events

Busy weekend

I got back to town in time to catch the end of the “Francofolies”. This is the one festival I had never been to before… I cannot really say if I like it or not as I was there early in the afternoon and then it started to rain so I ran for cover and […]

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Travel

Boston

I went to Boston for a quick visit. It is an interesting city with both impressive modern constructions and a lot of charming older buildings. There is a lot of history here, from the Boston tea party to Paul Revere’s run… Being on the water, there are a lot of boats and things nautical as […]