Martina in London

Martina in London

Following on from my previous post, I thought I had better let you know…Martina in Jozi will be no more for a while.  I’m sadly packing my bags and heading back to London for a while to go earn some cash temping.  I just can’t find well paid work here in Jozi I had known about the … Continue reading

It costs to live in Jozi

It costs to live in Jozi

It’s EXPENSIVE living here in Jozi.  According to the Mercer Worldwide Cost of Living Survey 2011 (very interesting, have a read) Joburg is the 131st most expensive city to live in the World.  They say that London is 18th, but I disagree that it is cheaper in Joburg.  Accommodation aside, it is cheaper to live in London.  You don’t need a … Continue reading

Monkeying around in Hartbeespoort

Monkeying around in Hartbeespoort

I can’t take the grin off my face.  Especially when I look back through the photos.  After the Lion Park we drove out to Harties, which is an hour away from Jozi, to visit the Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary.  It.  Was.  Awesome We arrived for the last tour of the day at 16.00.  As ever, … Continue reading

Amazing Foxwood House

Amazing Foxwood House

Foxwood House is a magical place.  It’s tucked away on a leafy street in Houghton, and if a South African friend hadn’t told me about it, it is likely that I wouldn’t have heard about it during my 2 years here.  It’s Joburg’s best kept secret! We were looking for a play to see with Rob’s … Continue reading

Jozi, you’re alright – reblogged from abcitsme

Originally posted on abcitsme:
So as you all know I love my larger than life city Johannesburg, found this awesome film made by a group of visiting filmmakers. If you didn’t already love Johannesburg already I suggest you start! Heres another recent post on Joburg you may be interested in reading What Burger King and…

✓Just do it?  I did it!

✓Just do it? I did it!

My goodness, you are beautiful Jozi!  At night, more than ever before.  Last night 10,000 of us took to the streets for the Nike Run Jozi 10km run.  It’s not just any old 10km race – it’s a night race.  In Joburg.  You know, that place that everyone says to never, ever go out in … Continue reading

Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind

Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind

Just 45 minutes from Joburg is the Cradle of Humankind.  It’s a World Heritage Site and is where some of the oldest human remains in the world have been found.  It is regarded as the birthplace of humankind for this very reason Maropeng Visitor Centre lives here, and is where we ended up on a sunny afternoon last week … Continue reading

A Picnic in the Sky in the city I love

A Picnic in the Sky in the city I love

I LOVE THE INNER CITY.  There, I said it.  I go there often, and I feel so alive when I leave.  It’s the place you are warned to never enter, and it’s the place that has the most heart and vibe of anywhere I have ever visited before.  Sure, it’s run down – Apartheid does that … Continue reading