There’s definitely something about train tracks… But we have weird train tracks which don’t look weird to us due to the fact that we are so used to them. South Africa is home to something called Cape Gauge. Named after a town in Switzerland (just not really), Cape Gauge was a calculated choice made by […]Read more "Being Hip in Braamfontein: Instawalk – Across the Tracks and Nelson Mandela Bridge"
Jozi is fickle. But that is exactly what makes it such an amazing city. It is this fickleness that has nurtured its entrepreneurial and exploitative nature that feeds this gargantuan monster making it roar louder and stronger with each coming year. Anyway, we were on the rooftop in New Doornfontein when we overheard a post-hipster […]Read more "Troyeville Hotel: Cheap Beer and Pink Flamingos"
I’m not too sure how to construct this blog. I think you should have been to the Puma Social Club already. It’s probably the most fantastic establishment that has graced Jozi in quite a while. Everything about it is pure fantasticness. Located in Braamfontein above the prettiest of restaurants, Narina Trogon, it’s accessed through a […]Read more "Being Hip in Braamfontein: Puma Social Club"
“Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart.” Gregory David […]Read more "Thava: Indian Food (as opposed to Charou Food)"
It was the first week back after the December vacation and work was still a desert. A few lost souls still inhabited this barren land of dread and sadness. One of them was a new co-worker that recently moved to Jozi and did not have much leave. For his sins, he was hunched over his […]Read more "10 Things to Do in Jozi this year"
Oddly, the pioneers of pop-up bars in Johannesburg are Vitamin Water. It makes sense that they have been able to do that seeing that they are a product made by Coca Cola. I also have no idea how their brand stays viable seeing that their product does not have much of a competitive advantage over […]Read more "Melrose Arch: Union Bar Pop-up Store"
It’s World AIDS Day today. Do you really think it doesn’t affect you? As the educated class, we have been bombarded with so much information concerning HIV and AIDS. We know its history. We know how it’s transmitted. We know the debilitating effects it can cause to anyone that contracts it. We know that it […]Read more "World AIDS Day: Go get TESTED!"