“Welcome to the Penh my friend, big city in the kingdom of wonder, where all the streets are numbered and when it rains it thunders, them smiles stay infectious, chaps asleep in their cyclos or pushing a Lexus.” – Gobshite and Prolyfik At the corner of 232 and 111 and around the corner from Town […]Read more "Jozi Sunset: The Parktonian Hotel"
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"
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"
I enjoy driving. You probably already know this. Twenty years ago, I was just a kid and driving was something my parents did in our old blue Toyota Corolla. I knew that one day, when I was big, I would drive but that would be multiple lifetimes away. One of the simplest yet most joyous […]Read more "Jozi Sunset: WAY up North"
This site is dedicated to the wonders and marvels of Jozi. But even if you do stay at home every weekend and do nothing, there is still one thing about it the city that will keep you here and gives one life every afternoon. There have been so many days where after having a real […]Read more "Jozi Sunset: Woodmead"
South Africa never did embrace the push for public transport in the city being done by train. Why this happened boggles my mind. I would have thought that in the good old days on the 70s and 80s (and yes, I am saying this with a lot of sarcasm) the government, seeing that they had […]Read more "The Awesome Gautrain – First Impressions"