• Pantsula dance group in Orange Farm

    Jaw-Dropping South African Dance in Orange Farm

    On Saturday and Sunday I participated in the 2018 #JoziWalks weekend. Sponsored by the Johannesburg Development Agency, #JoziWalks invites people/groups from all over Joburg to organize walking tours in their communities. (Read…

  • Lascaux rock art painting at Sci-Bono

    The Wonders of Rock Art: Now at Sci-Bono

    The Sci-Bono Discovery Centre is a science museum in Newtown, in the middle of the Joburg CBD. The museum is housed in a cavernous, 110-year-old former electrical workshop. Somehow I’ve never blogged about…

  • Outside Toninos in Orange Grove

    May Restaurant of the Month: Tonino’s

    Tonino’s has been on my hit list forever. Tonino’s: Is it a sports pub? A blues venue? A casino? A Portuguese restaurant? A pizza take-away? Yes. All of that. I first noticed…

  • people walking in 27 Boxes park

    10 Places to Visit in Melville’s 27 Boxes

    27 Boxes is a retail center made out of shipping containers on 4th Avenue in Melville. The beautiful new children’s play area outside 27 Boxes. I recently wrote a story about 27 Boxes…

  • Marie-Lais and Lucky cycling through Diepsloot

    Cycling Tour Through Diepsloot

    Diepsloot is one of those places, like a lot of other Joburg places, where people are afraid to go. A Diepsloot street. Diepsloot, which means “deep ditch” in Afrikaans, is a huge…

  • Bagels at Bagel Zone

    April Restaurant of the Month: The Bagel Zone

    A few months ago I blogged about Feigel’s Kosher Delicatessen in Glenhazel. I was excited to find Feigel’s because they sell authentic boiled bagels, which are hard to find in Johannesburg. Through…

  • Argentinean restaurant in Linden

    Things I Like in Linden

    Last week I was invited to try out a co-working space called Basecamp, which is in Linden. Basecamp’s pleasant interior. A co-working space is basically an office for people like me —…

  • Heather in a dress from Dr. Pachanga

    Fashion Makeover with Dr. Pachanga

    As I’ve said before, I consider myself to be an unfashionable person. But the longer I live in South Africa, the more fashionable I feel. I find the fashion in South Africa…

  • Cappuccino from Flynn Coffee

    My Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops: Flynn Coffee

    In the third installment of an occasional series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Flynn Coffee in Kramerville. A Flynn cappuccino. Kramerville, as I’ve explained before, is a quasi-industrial area…

  • Bonolo in her Melville garden

    Bonolo’s Beautiful Melville Garden

    Almost two months ago, I took photos of a beautiful Melville garden. The garden is only about thee blocks from my house and in plain sight along the verge (that thin strip…