A little bit of SA on our island
As you may have guessed from our first blog, “the great trek”, BVI is really far away from South Africa and quite different in many ways! So needless to say we’re a little homesick! We’ve met a couple of “SAFFAS” on the island and every time we hear a South African accent we get quite excited.
So imagine our delight when we found out about a South African bar called “the Watering Hole”.
Yes, even on a tiny island miles and miles away from home, South Africa is represented! We tried it out last night and were not disappointed! We invited some of our new mates and introduced some pommies, Americans and even a Mexican to our home drinks. They serve lots of “Proudly South African” drinks including Savannah’s, Castle’s and South African wine.
It’s such a great little place and what is even better is that just next to the bar there is a shop that sells South African products. We utilized our lunch break today to go and check out the shop (yes, we actually take our lunch breaks here, unlike at home!). The shop was filled with South African goodies – Ina Parmin sauces, All Gold Tomato sauce, Mrs Ball’s, Nestle chocs, Brutal fruits, Ouma rusks etc etc – everything you guys at home take for granted!! The shop was obviously quite pricey – a chomp costs the equivalent of R7 (when you can get them for R2 at home). So we didn’t splurge on any home delicacies as yet but are sure to succumb one of these days.