Somewhere over the rainbow …

If there is one place on earth where all rainbows meet up, it will surely be in Keukenhof, the Netherlands. This former kitchen garden (hence the name) has since the 15th century developed into one of the foremost flower gardens in the world. With more than 7 million bulbs – of which just more than […]
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The De Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum

About an hour’s drive from Amsterdam you get to one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands. The De Hoge Veluwe National Park lies between the towns of Apeldoorn, Ede and Arnhem in the province of Gelderland. Geologists and geographers will keep you busy for hours on end about the geological history of […]
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Belgium invites Catalans to claim asylum, but not Boers and Afrikaners, who are also being oppressed and persecuted?

A Belgian minister has said “Catalan people who feel politically threatened can ask for asylum in Belgium. That includes President Puigdemont. This is 100 percent legal,” Theo Francken, the state secretary for asylum and migration, told public broadcaster VRT late on Saturday. Catalonia’s president (now in exile), Carles Puigdemont, says he’s not seeking asylum in Belgium, after fleeing […]
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Black Monday: SAFFAs who wear black should go out to buy SA products to support #StopFarmMurders

On Monday 30 October 2017 South Africans all over the world wore black to mourn the deaths of all the farmers who’ve been murdered. Just like every other South African I feel frustrated with the ongoing violence that South Africans of all races face daily. It is evil, brutal and unnecessary. I live here in the […]
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What you need to know about a tax-free savings income.

The allowance means that the first £1,000 interest on savings income for basic rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £33,500) is tax-free. For higher-rate taxpayers (taxable income up to £150,000) the PSA is £500. Anyone earning over £150,000 does not benefit from the new PSA. In addition, any taxpayers whose total taxable income is less […]
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South African ‘Braai’…as Explained by a Foreigner

Previously, I mentioned several unique things South Africans do that I got to observe in the time spent living in this country (away from my homeland, The Netherlands). Recently, I saw some people walking barefoot in the local supermarket. This phenomenon comes along quite often, and my initial reaction was to offer assistance. “Did someone […]
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How to shop overseas and send stuff to South Africa with consolidated shipping from Postbox-Courier

Not only do South Africans often feel left out of the bounty of gadgets and modern products available to overseas consumers, but South African Expats (SAFFAs) overseas, also find it hard to find a decent reliable service to send gifts and stuff back home to friends and family. Fortunately, Postbox-Courier (PBC) has stepped in to […]
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Good Advice to S.A. Citizens who is Arrested or Jailed Abroad.

Under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963), which is the accepted standard for all member countries, persons who have been arrested outside their own country must have access to their consular representative. South Africans in this situation must immediately request the authorities to allow them to contact the South African Representative in that country. […]
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Fly to Europe and Win a Free Upgrade on Flights from Cape Town, Joburg and Durban!

Spring into action and head to Europe for Spring with flights from Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban! With us and Turkish Airlines you are sure to get the best prices to Athens, Amsterdam, Barcelona and many more destinations on their route network! Book an economy class ticket between 20 March and 2 April 2017 to […]
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Send Flowers, Gifts, Booze, Biltong and even Fresh Cakes Back Home in SA or Abroad

Just because you are not there for that special occasion, event or achievement, does not mean you cannot show you care. Why take up this offer with South Africa’s favourite flower and gift shop? Firstly, they are by far the best known online Flower and Gift Shop. Everybody knows and trusts them and because of this, they […]
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