• Sunset on the hiking trail above Walkersons

    48 Hours in Dullstroom

    Last weekend I was invited to spend two nights at Walkersons Hotel and Spa in Dullstroom, a holiday town halfway between Joburg and Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga Province. I had been to…

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    My 10 Favorite Shots of the Joburg Skyline

    This morning, I woke up thinking about the Joburg skyline. Johannesburg has one of the most beautiful city skylines in the world, and I’ve photographed it dozens of times from many different…

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    Joburg’s Best-Kept Mexican Food Secret

    A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to visit Azteca Mexican Food Products, a Mexican food factory in Joburg. Azteca’s owner, Gaby Agraz, reached out to me because I had just published…

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    Making Art in Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is a great city for making art. I’ve heard artists/art enthusiasts complain that Johannesburg is less art-friendly than Cape Town. But I can only speak from my own experience. From the moment…

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    Wild Horses of the Drakensberg

    A few weeks ago Ray and I spent three days at the Drakensberg Mountain Retreat, on the northern edge of the Drakensberg Mountain range near the border of the Free State and…

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    Some Updates on Mexican Food in Johannesburg

    There were only two Mexican restaurants in Johannesburg when I moved here in 2010. This didn’t surprise me — in fact I was surprised that there were any Mexican restaurants at all.…