Local is Lekker!

In my native South Africa, we have a saying: “Local is Lekker.” Lekker is an Afrikaans word meaning ‘good’, or ‘great’.

Many people always look to other places they may have visited, or dream to visit, and think of those places as better than where they currently live. This could be for reasons of politics, economics or maybe even just shear beauty. Most people are so dying to see the world, they often miss their own, and in so doing, forgo the treasures their own land may have.

My challenge to you, and to myself, is to look at your town, city or country, through the eyes of a foreigner. What beauties or treasures do they see? For all you know, your home may be the dream you’ve always wanted, and it’s right under your nose.

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