Pottery Classes and How They Helped Me Settle In

In the months following our move to South Africa, when it became abundantly clear that I would find it next to impossible to get a job here, I started looking for hobby and interest groups that would help me get to know some people and also keep me occupied. Despite not having an iota of creativity, I was drawn to pottery. After looking for classes … Continue reading Pottery Classes and How They Helped Me Settle In

Collectors Treasury – a House of Stories

Off late, I have been suffering from a paucity of inspiration – in terms of what to write. So I decided to take myself to Maboneng, one my my favorite places in Joburg, that is brimming with creativity, quirkiness and vibrancy. I could not think of a better place to ‘look’ for a story. And Maboneng, as always, did not disappoint. My hunt for a story led … Continue reading Collectors Treasury – a House of Stories

Cost of Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

I have written about ‘Moving to South Africa‘ in great detail earlier (you can read the posts here), and have somewhat touched upon the cost of living aspect. However, I feel that this topic needs a little more detail. For anyone planning to move to a new country, this question of ‘how expensive it is’, is a very pertinent one. Not only does it prepare you in terms of what … Continue reading Cost of Living in Johannesburg, South Africa

Hot Air Ballooning on a Beautiful Saturday Morning – It Was a Good Day!

Well, this Saturday was indeed a VERY good day! As a combined birthday present for K and me, a friend of ours had given us tickets for a hot air ballon safari. Sheer tardiness along with the fact that we had to report at the launch site at 5:30am, on a cold winter’s morning, had kept me sitting on these tickets for several months. But now, … Continue reading Hot Air Ballooning on a Beautiful Saturday Morning – It Was a Good Day!