Entries from 'city life'

more from the weekend

While in Joburg, we also went back to the Market on Main on Sunday. It’s really nice to see that it’s been growing a lot ever since we first went there last year.  Having left the house without breakfast, I was very hungry by the time we got there, and so I was really happy…

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summer nights

We spent a fantastic weekend in Pretoria and Joburg, and had a great time at the Jozifest on Saturday. It took place in Newtown, in an old industrial area, and there were bands, DJs, dancing and a great atmosphere with an interesting crowd. Okay, I must admit that I didn’t know any of the acts,…

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rooftop rally

We spent a lot of time in Stonetown climbing stairs in various buildings to enjoy the stunning views on the many open rooftop spaces the city has to offer. For breakfast at our hotel, we sat down to this view.The House of Wonders offered these fantastic views over the city and the water.From the tower-like…

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art in the night

I attended the opening of an exhibition at the Thapong Visual Art Centre last Tuesday and it was one of the best events I have been to in quite some time. The centre was packed with people, the art was beautiful and interesting, there were music, drinks and good conversations all in the same place….

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Jozi again

We went to Joburg for the weekend and got some nice views of the city in its autumn colors. Many of the trees have put on brownish leafs and when it is not overcast, the air is crisp and clean, especially in the mornings. Apart from spending a lot of times in the shopping malls,…

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Meandering in Maputo

On our trip to the Elephant Coast we spent some time in Maputo, a busy African city with a certain colonial chic to it. The city is full with pedestrians, the streets are lined with trees and the roads are full of potholes.There are some formerly grand houses near the Old Market and little cafes…

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Beautiful Days

While in Joburg for the U2 concert we spent a lovely Sunday at Market on Main, browsing the shops and stalls, looking at beautiful pictures in the galleries and enjoying the view from the top floor before sitting down for a picknick on the grass, sipping on mojitos and chatting with friends. The next day,…

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snowy Brussels

When I arrived in Europe I could feel the winter. And it seemed like the snow and ice was following me around: Bavaria was covered in white layers when my plane landed, and I also saw snowflakes dancing in Copenhagen. But the real winter wonderland only happened while I was in Brussels: In the almost…

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