Tag Archives: Jozi

Photo of the Week: Winter is coming…

Having had a nice decent summer, suddenly Jozi’s evenings are getting chillier so much so that sometimes you feel the need to wear a jumper or sweater, so much so that the other day during a night out a friend … Continue reading

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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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Discovering Jeppestown on foot

Last weekend a friend of ours asked us if we wanted to join her for an urban walk in Jeppestown in central Jozi’s. We’ve been to the Maboneng Precinct a couple of times already but we usually only stick to the … Continue reading

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Photo of the Walk: Urban Walking

Last weekend Raquel, I and a friend did an urban walk in the Maboneng Precinct which is in Joburg’s inner city, something which both of us have wanted to do for a while and never really made time for. Fortunately our friend … 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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The day the world almost ended – When Bafana Bafana beat Spain

I love football (soccer for the Americans in the audience) and have “my” teams I support in Portugal and England, however my knowledge on the local football scene is limited to the Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs. … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Soweto’s Two Towers

In September a former colleague of mine from London came through South Africa on his 6 month sabbatical from work. He had a few things planned out and wanted to visit Soweto. Considering Raquel and I had yet to visit … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Holi that was not quite Holi, but fun anyway!

Last weekend, Raquel and I, together with some friends of ours attended the Holi Festival of Colours in Joburg’s Mary Fitzgerald Square. Initially before I booked the tickets I assumed it would something more Hindu, but in the end it … 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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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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