• Sunrise at O.R. Tambo, one of Joburg's two major airports

    Joburg Airports: O.R. Tambo vs. Lanseria

    Travelstart asked me to write a blog post about the cheap domestic flights it offers in South Africa. Of course I agreed — blogging assignments are easy when the thing you’re asked to blog…

  • Gauteng52 map

    #Gauteng52: The Year in Review

    Around this time last year, I got an idea. In 2017, I would publish one blog post per week about a place in Joburg where I’d never been before. I mentioned the…

  • BCUC at the Orbit

    A December Staycation in Braamfontein

    For the longest time I have been meaning to blog about the Orbit, a jazz club in Braamfontein, and Once in Joburg, a posh hostel — aka “poshtel” — across the street from…

  • Heather and Jon at the beach on the South Coast

    19 December

    I woke up feeling sad this morning. This was no real surprise as the last few months have been difficult for me. But I’d been feeling better for the past couple of weeks,…

  • Dumplings served at Chez Fong

    A Theatrical Dinner Chez Fong

    I recently cracked an invite to dine Chez Fong. Fong, otherwise known as Su-yen, chopping up a storm before the other guests arrive. Fong, aka Su-yen Thornhill, is part South African, part…