Posts Tagged: johannesburg

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Top things to do in Johannesburg this summer!
November 7, 2016
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Joburg, I love this city so! It’s energy, creativity and youthful vibe inspire me! I love the cosmopolitan feeling, its gritty  edges,  street art, people, contrasts, heritage… I could go on and on. I often get asked by friends, fans and Capetonians about things to do in the city.  There’s so many things to do […]
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Street art and colour in the city – #CapitecColorRun
September 14, 2015
So excited for all the new street art in Joburg! I love that street art brings colour to dull places and celebrates the energy and youth of Johannesburg.   There’s a new wheat paste piece in Braamfontein that I got sight of going up last week. Artist Crystal Birch has been commissioned to create a […]
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A local’s guide to visiting Johannesburg on the cheap
May 27, 2015
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I’m not afraid to admit that I can be a bit of a cheapskate when I travel. I mean, who doesn’t like a good bargain? I’m always on the hunt for a good deal and value for money travel offerings. South Africans often think that Johannesburg is expensive city to visit but really it needn’t be. You […]
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The Purple Shall Govern Mandela mural
May 21, 2015
A little story of the significance of the Purple Shall Govern Mandela mural in Braamfontein I recently posted this  instagram of the stunning new Mandela Mural in Braamfontein with a caption about its significance. I was surprised by the many comments on the photo, that so many people did not know the history behind it’s […]
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Intercontinental Village Day
April 23, 2015
Theres just so much to do in Joburg  this Freedom Day long weekend.  What with all the crazy going on, we need to get together and embrace our cultural differences. Lucky for us Gautengers, it’s time for the Intercontinental Village Day at Turffontein Racecourse this Saturday, 25 April. It’s more than a day at the […]
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Caves, fossils and stargazing in the Cradle of Humankind
March 10, 2015
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There are so many cool daytrips to do from Joburg.  One of  the most fascinating is a visit to the Cradle of Humankind, one of eight South African World Heritage Sites and the only one in Gauteng. The Cradle is a collection of sites that lie in a green valley, just an hour from Jozi […]
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Gandhi in Johannesburg – Satyagraha House
January 29, 2015
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Gandhi’s time in South Africa was important in his path to becoming a leading political figure of the 20th century. 2014 marked a hundred years since Gandhi left SA for good after spending his formative years here. It was in South Africa that Gandhi developed his philosophy of satyagraha (meaning ‘truth-force’) a form of active yet peaceful […]
Morrells Boutique Estate – romance in the city
August 1, 2014
I stay at hotels a lot. It’s quite likely that I’ve spent more nights in hotels and other accomodation establishments this year than I’ve spent in my own bed!  If this blogging thing doesn’t work out, I might have to seek an alternate career as a hotel assessor 🙂 Be that as it may, I […]
#MissionSamsung Mission 2
June 10, 2014
On Mission 2 of #MissionSamsung, we have to capture 3 images involving using  key features on the Samsung NX300 smart camera.   2.1 Something Blue Today’s mission was to use the “Partial Colour” feature on the Samsung NX300  and find something blue to photograph. We had to make sure that the blue item is featured and the rest of the […]
Mandela – The Shadow Boxer
May 29, 2014
There are various artistic representations of Joburg’s greatest son, Nelson Mandela, throughout the city – from the regal Nelson Mandela Bridge connecting Braamfontein and the CBD, to the gigantic bronze sculpture in  Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square that tourists line up to take pics in front of. My favourites are the interpretations of  The Shadow Boxer image based […]