I am beyond excited to announce that one of my favourite people in the world, who was my lifesaver while I was living in Dallas, is coming to visit me in Cape Town in 3 months time!
Along with the aptly named Hooters restaurant there are also some other interesting franchisers that I felt I needed to introduce you to, the names are endlessly amusing: Bone Daddy’s and Twin Peaks.
Most of the cars don’t have yellow indicator lights at the back. They either don’t have indicators (or if they do they don’t use them) or it’s the red back light that just has a slight flicker.
So I believe that this has made the news in South Africa. For those of you that don’t know what I am talking about let me explain. (more…)
I am going to be doing some more posts regarding architecture in Dallas as it has captured my eye since I arrived here on my first visit 2 years ago. As with any big city you can find every type of house in Dallas, ranging from colossal mansions to RV parks.
I have included here some houses found in the suburbs – these are considered just a normal nice family homes. Nothing too extravagant but compared to the size of houses in Cape Town suburbs they are HUGE! The images as always hardly do them justice. Most of the houses are made from bricks and stone and are left unpainted. As someone who has never really liked that look I am surprised how much I love it now.
I did some research and it appears that the style that these houses are built in would be a combination of Edwardian Style and French Eclectic Style with maybe some Georgian Style mixed in. Have a look at this article if you are interested in seeing more styles.
My favourite southern word is YA’LL! Simply love it!
I find the variety of robots (that would be traffic lights for all you American peeps) in Dallas quite fascinating – I have found a few examples. Random post I know, but each time I drive past some of these robots that seem to be dangling on a wire I laugh!
Words not to use in Texas, ‘dustbin’ and ‘serviette’ – you only get blank stares, no one will know what you are on about.
If I refer to the traffic lights as ‘robots’ everyone starts looking around for electronic robotic creatures like in Transformers – ha ha! Not a word they use here in Dallas!
The dress code for most girls in Dallas consist of neon hot pants! Old, young, fat, thin – doesn’t matter! Quite something to behold!
In Dallas, everyone stands in a line as opposed to a queue! Very strange, since a line is stationary and a queue is something that moves…
Dallas fact: EVERYTHING can be deep fried – and probably is