Heritage Day

Yesterday we celebrated Heritage Day, a South African holiday dedicated to the diverse people contributing to this country's culture and heritage.  When visiting a new place, one of my favorite ways to experience a new culture is by trying new food. Biltongbobotie and milk tart are now among my favorite eats.  Another one of my favorite ways to soak up the local culture is to just sit, listen and watch the world go by in a coffee shop.

Heritage Day is also gaining reputation as "National Braai Day".  Think of it as a 4th of July celebration and BBQ but without the fireworks.  Judging by the lack of chicken and meats available in the supermarket this Sunday, it's becoming quite a popular tradition.  I hope you enjoyed your weekend, too!

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.