Living here for four years has been fun and full of good experiences such as Pilanesburg, the Pretoria National Zoo, being in six of the nine provinces, rugby, the soccer World Cup, the friends we've made and the fun times we've had together. I like a lot of the foods here - boerewors, bobotie and pap. I like the indigenous plants like baobabs and proteas. I like the wild animals. I really enjoy living in South Africa.
I still miss holidays in America like Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, but I do like holidays here in South Africa such as Human Rights Day and Heritage Day. In some ways I wish I was still in America, but in other ways I'm glad I moved here.
Being a third-culture kid is good because you see the world differently and you can travel and meet really cool people. It's hard, though, explaining America when you're in South Africa and then explaining South Africa when you're in America.
Overall it's been great living here. Happy 4th Anniversary of living in South Africa!