Sunday, July 31, 2011


This weekend we tried out a new hobby/activity, geocaching ( Geocaching is a "real-world outdoor treasure hunting game". Thousands of people around the world hide "treasures" named caches, and put the coordinates on the geocaching website. The aim is then to find the cache. The cache usually is some kind of small trinket, which you can either leave there or replace with something of a higher or similar value. Also in the "treasure chest", usually a small lunch box, is a log book, where you can record your name and the date you found it. You can then also update your online profile and register your finds. Most treasures have a short description of the history or significance of the site in which it is hidden. This Saturday we located 6 caches in the Norby forest and Hågadalen, not far from our home. It was not always easy to find the caches but we enjoyed the experience a lot and will surely do it again. It gives you the opportunity to go out in nature and learn a bit more about the places.

Thanks Marcin for recommending this to us!

Below are a few pictures from the outing.


Friday, July 29, 2011

A visit to the homeland

We visited South Africa during July. We thought that by experiencing the extreme cold of Sweden, that winter in South Africa would be easy to handle. We, however, forgot that the houses in SA are not at all prepared to handle cold weather; and when its 5 degrees outside, the inside temperatures are around 11. Thus we had 2 very cold weeks and now we know again why winters in South Africa IS cold... its the houses.

Even though we were cold most of the time, we had a very nice time seeing our family and friends again. We visited a holiday resort "Klein Kariba" in the bushveld that is a bit more north and thus a bit warmer, we stayed with Ronnies family in Boksburg (close to Johannesburg) and stayed for a while with my family somewhere in the central parts of SA (close to nowhere in particular). The video clip below show some of the highlights of our visit with interesting animals and interesting family :)