So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

Posted on: April 19, 2018| By: admin

Frank Zappa said: “So many books, so little time”. A house is not a home without at least one bookcase full of books. And, a trip abroad is not a trip without at least one book being bought. Here in Jozi, we have enough diverse bookstores to keep locals and visiting foreigners happy until the end of…
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African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

Posted on: March 23, 2018| By: admin

It is actually harder to find authentic African artefacts and crafts than one thinks. Yes, we do have many roadside African craft markets, but where to go for upmarket traditional or contemporary African crafts and artefacts? We did some hunting and came up with a short list of five businesses – each with its own,…
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Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Posted on: March 4, 2018| By: admin

Probably one of the most inspiring things about Johannesburg is its colourful markets. Not only are the crowds frequenting these events interesting and diverse, but the stuff you can eat and buy are top-notch and eclectic. Lazing under olive trees, while drinking champagne and eating oysters, buying bunches of fresh flowers, warm just-out-the oven home-baked…
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World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

Posted on: February 19, 2018| By: admin

Visitors to Johannesburg looking for a place to stay will either go the large hotel route, or the personal guesthouse route.  If you are reading this, chances are you’re already thinking about guesthouses in Johannesburg. Position is often the most important thing.  If you are on business, you want to be close to your place of…
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Parktown North – where trees hug the heavens and succulent aromas waft past

Parktown North – where trees hug the heavens and succulent aromas waft past

Posted on: February 4, 2018| By: admin

One enters Parktown North to a lively hub amidst the ‘Parks’ – a rich history reflected by what was the home of the subordinate residence of the Randlords (the entrepreneurs who controlled the diamond and gold industries of Joburg in the pioneer phase of the 1870s and up to World War I). Evolving from European…
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Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Why we are the best guesthouse website for The Parks area in Johannesburg

Posted on: January 25, 2018| By: admin

Johannesburg like any other city is a metropolis. But, unlike any other city it is the world’s largest man-made forest with approximately 10 million trees. Nestled amidst these millions of trees in the northern suburbs is “The Parks” – an established area of Johannesburg (dating back to approximately 1896), which speaks sophistication with its trendy…
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Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Parkwood living : Goethe-Institut, cakes and iconic guesthouse

Posted on: January 14, 2018| By: admin

Parkwood is one of those suburbs in Johannesburg that has everything going for it. It’s virtually in the midst of what makes Joburg tick. It lies between the two major roads of Jan Smuts Avenue and Oxford Road, meaning easy access to just about anywhere in the north of Jozi, including Rosebank and Sandton.  Being…
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Swim, Relax, Have Fun

Swim, Relax, Have Fun

Posted on: December 28, 2017| By: admin

If you’re in Johannesburg right now, chances are that you are very hot. Our days are sunny and the sun is shining. You need to get some relief from the heat somewhere. Here are a couple of tips. Take a dip in the Zoo Lake Public Pool in Parkview. To enter it costs the ridiculous sum…
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What to do in Jozi this festive season

What to do in Jozi this festive season

Posted on: November 19, 2017| By: admin

The silly season is upon us. This year, I decided to stay in Johannesburg for the holidays. Having scrutinised my available budget, I came to the sad conclusion that margaritas on a sunset beach is not on my 2017 to-have list. With this realisation, I did the first thing I always do in times of…
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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

Posted on: October 29, 2017| By: admin

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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