City Tour: Soweto – they get it right, I got it wrong

Would visiting Soweto equate to poverty porn? I had my concerns that I was buying into a tour that was a wealthy white guy 'observing' the life of people living in tough circumstances from a place of privilege.  Every assumption I made was wrong. The tour, organised and run by SoWeToo, sets out from the … Continue reading City Tour: Soweto – they get it right, I got it wrong

Restaurants: The Big Mouth, Sandton, Johannesburg

On Friday night, I got the urge for some sushi and I found myself in Nelson Mandela Square doing a little shopping.  Right at the main entrance is 'The Big Mouth' and it ranks about number 1 or 2 on Tripadvisor for the area.  Sounded like an ideal dinner place! First off, it's hard to … Continue reading Restaurants: The Big Mouth, Sandton, Johannesburg

Shopping: Funny Foods @ Checkers Hyper, Sandton, Johannesburg

Don't you just love supermarkets away from home? Well, I do! Especially when there's weird and wonderful stuff which everyone thinks of as normal in that country.  Who said Irish black pudding was weird....??? Today's victim is Checkers Hyper in Sandton Mall in Johannesburg.  It's in a lovely mall, it's massive, bound to be some … Continue reading Shopping: Funny Foods @ Checkers Hyper, Sandton, Johannesburg