Thanks COUNTRY LIFE
I’m from Brazil and moved with my partner Craig (a South African citizen), to South Africa in December 2015. After years of living in London, we tired of the rush of busy centres and moved to McGregor in the Western Cape, which neither of us had heard of before. Here, we opened a selfcatering B&B.
The first thing I did when we arrived in South Africa was subscribe to COUNTRY LIFE, a magazine we used to buy every time we were here on holiday. As a foreigner, I want to say how amazing COUNTRY LIFE is and how helpful the articles are. With every new edition, I learn more about the country, its culture, history, festivals and, above all, its people.
I love birds (the Blue Crane is my favourite) and spotting the varieties when walking in the village or around the dam behind my home. COUNTRY LIFE has helped me to identify some of the local bird species (many are very similar and I am a new birder). It was also so nice to read the books section (September 2017) that featured a review on A Bite of Latin America, with a recipe for Brazilian Cheese Bites (Pão de Queijo). I always make them for my South African friends, who love them. These treats come from my state called Minas Gerais, and although we don’t have any beaches, we are famous for our delicious food and snacks and no one will disagree with me.
Thank you COUNTRY LIFE for bringing excitement into my new life in South Africa.
I am always looking forward to the next edition.