A walk through quirky Braamfontein

I’ve been meaning to do this for very long – just walk through Braamfontein aimlessly, casually observing the quirky neighbourhood, discovering the different cafes that dot the streets, having a coffee here, a sandwich there and just enjoying a day out! Braamfontein is an offbeat neighborhood in central Joburg that has undergone some remarkable redevelopment over recent years. It has now become a cultural and … Continue reading A walk through quirky Braamfontein

My first impressions about Johannesburg….a city miscontrued

When people heard hubby and I were moving to Johannesburg…boy were they worried! Dozens of emails and calls from friends and family and only one question – “Are you guys REALLY sure? After all, armed robberies, murders, car jackings, smash & grabs are a daily affair there”. After weeks of deliberations, scouring of news reports, blogs, advice columns, etc we decided to move anyway. Afterall, … Continue reading My first impressions about Johannesburg….a city miscontrued