South Africa

Once Upon a Gastrogasm: South Africa’s Neighbourgoods

As if the fashion scene at the Johannesburg Neighbourgoods Market wasn’t awesome enough by itself, the real attraction that brings all of these fabulous people together is the food. Committed to “urban regeneration and the revival of the Public Market as a civic institution,” the multifaceted market, and its purveyors of local delicacies will make you second guess any negative pre-conceived notions about these remarkable destinations, and leave your tummy grumbling too. Check out some […]

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Fashiongasms & Hidden Treasure: Jo’burg Neighbourgoods Market

In the 1990’s Braamfontein suffered the same exodus of business as the CBD just across Mandela Bridge, but is making a huge comeback as an arts/entertainment community of  up and coming youth. Now home to the Neighbourgoods market, it can only get better! After one weekend of fun in the sun with my friend Stephanie I just had to go back for more.  Check out the awesome vibe and equally vibrant people at this Jozi […]

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Fashiongasms & Hidden Treasure: Jo’burg Market on Main

Johannesburg’s Central Business District (CBD), as the name implies, was once South Africa’s economic pulse, home to all big business during apartheid when it was classified as a Whites only area. When the Group Areas Act that prevented Blacks from stepping foot into the neighborhood was abolished in the 1990’s, the interest of White-owned businesses followed suit, fleeing the area. The CBD’s pearly veneer was lost to unemployment and overcrowding, allowing criminal activity to take center stage. […]

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The Mother Collector

FAQ of the Year: Why are you starting your Round the World Fare in South Africa? Aren’t you from Texas?   This is a tough question to answer without saying, “I love it here, end of story.” In the early stages of planning this trip from home a few months ago I wasn’t  ready to commit to ending my journey in Texas. I’m not  so sure I’ll want this trip to end in a years […]

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