I love public transport. It’s mostly because it’s based around people. People are powerful beyond their own belief and any situation that aims to bring as many people as possible together in a natural setting, benefits from the collective power of all these people. I’ve been to quite a few cities and towns around the […]Read more "Inner City Musings: Taxi to the City"
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"
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’ve considered blogging about Soccer City before buts it’s a difficult location to blog about. You can’t just go there on a random Tuesday afternoon and hope to feel the same vibe. The stadium was built in the late 1980s by the bank FNB for the express use as a soccer stadium to house the […]Read more "Soccer City: Linkin Park"
I really love driving. The lure of the open road is addictive. The sights. The solitude. The power that reverberates when you put foot to floor. Speaking to Riaz this weekend, he mentioned something, well, bad about Jozi when it comes to driving. He said that Jozi instills a natural instinct to rush. He’s right. […]Read more "Driving Down the R21 Freeway"
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"