• Naked Tinder selfie

    Men on Tinder: Read This

    Okay people. It’s time to talk about dating apps. If you’re using a dating app like Tinder — or considering doing so — read to the end of this post. You could…

  • Savory dishes from TJIPS

    This Is the East: TJIPS in Eastgate Mall

    Sixth in an occasional blog series called This Is the East, featuring hidden spots on Johannesburg’s East Rand. A few weeks ago I saw some photos of a plate of chips — fries, to…

  • Looking up at Ponte City

    That Time I Climbed Ponte

    Let me tell you about that time I ran to the top of Ponte City. Every few months Dlala Nje and Microadventure Tours co-host the Ponte Challenge, which invites people to gather…

  • Chili sauce vendor in Maputo at the Mercado Central

    15 Quirky Things to Do in Maputo

    I spent six days in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. Two friends joined me for the last two days but the rest of the time I was alone. Other than booking my…

  • Alexandra Township cycling group in front of the Alexandra Heritage Centre

    Not Cycling Through Alexandra Township

    I recently found myself not cycling on a cycle ride through Alexandra Township. I was supposed to cycle, but there weren’t enough bikes and it was blazing hot and when someone suggested…

  • Loretta Chamberlain, owner of Yukon House in Bezuidenhout Valley

    Afternoon Tea in Bezuidenhout Valley

    Bezuidenhout Valley, aka Bez Valley, feels like a forgotten suburb. Once home to wealthy Johannesburg socialites, the area has declined in recent decades. Many of Bez Valley’s stately old houses have been…

  • Inside the Artivist in Braamfontein

    Artivist: Braamfontein’s Must-Visit Art Bar

    In Braamfontein there is a tiny, tree-lined street called Reserve Street. It’s more of an alley really, in a block created by Jorissen and De Korte Streets to the north/south and Melle…