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One year of Jozi

A year ago Raquel and I were driving from my hometown with both our cars filled to the brim with the little possessions we had to start our new life in Joburg. I think under normal circumstances we might have … Continue reading

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A late Valentine’s Balloon trip over the Magalies Valley

Raquel and I have a particular Valentines tradition which entails that every year we alternate who organizes Valentine’s Day and associated gifts. I get a lot of frowns from people who think I’m not being romantic enough, but our arrangement … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Jozi’s showers

This is the first time that I have lived through Jozi’s summer months and one thing I was not expecting was the summer showers. Almost everyday, the clouds start gathering mid afternoon and by the time you need to go … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Under the African Skies

Last weekend we were invited for a braai (Barbeque for those non South African readers) at a colleague’s house in Kyalami. The view from the house n this less urban bit of Kyalami was simply fantastic, especially the sunset. I … Continue reading

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Bucket Listing Joburg for the resident tourist

One of the great things about living in Joburg for Raquel and I is the fact that the city is new to us; uncharted territory which we want to explore and learn more about, in order to become part of … Continue reading

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Standing on top of manmade Africa! – The Carlton Centre in Jozi

Standing on top of man-made Africa! – The Carlton Centre When we did our hop on-hop off tour of Johannesburg, our initial idea was not to get off the bus but simply enjoy Joburg sitting down. However, the bus company’s … Continue reading

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When you are a tourist in the city you live in – Jozi’s Hop on-Hop off Bus Tour

In January this year I found out that Joburg was to have its own sightseeing bus otherwise known as hop-on hop-off tour bus. I was interested and only didn’t do when I was bussing around some of my brother’s friends … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Loving Jozi

Today Raquel and I (and my little brother and cousin visiting from the UK) did the Hop on-Hop off bus tour of Joburg, which is something we wanted to do for a while, but just hadn’t got round to. I … Continue reading

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Life in Joburg through Instagram

Raquel and I have been living in Joburg now for almost 3 months and despite having still not explored enough, we are really enjoying our new life here in this city. I will eventually write a more detailed post about … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: An Office with a view!

I’ve never really had an office with a view in any of the countries I’ve worked in, though the views from where I lived were definitely not bad as you can see here, here, here, here and here, but still my … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: I was shot in Joburg…

No I wasn’t shot in Jozi. Or maybe I was. Only in the good way though. Raquel and I have been living here for just over three weeks now and we are slowly growing accustomed to the city and even though we … Continue reading

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Rediscovering South Africa: Art on Main in Jozi

This weekend, Raquel and I decided to head to Joburg to get our urban grove back after spending a bit too much time in the tranquility of my hometown. It was also a good opportunity to meet up with some … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: They just can’t get enough!

Well, having just got back to Beira from Johannesburg last Sunday, Wednesday afternoon I received to orders to return Johannesburg, so here I am again. Once again I didn’t bring my camera and all photography is being done on my … Continue reading

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A fortunate series of events… In mama South Africa!

Last week Friday while eagerly awaiting the weekend, I was told that I needed to go to South Africa for a week for work. It wasn’t ideal timing as I had a lot to do in Beira, but sometimes, you … Continue reading

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