Jeppestown Graffiti – City of Gold Festival

In the beginning of October, Joburg hosted the City of Gold Festival – a graffiti and urban arts festival that included international as well as local artists. I wrote about it briefly in my earlier post. The main aim of this festival is to make Johannesburg a graffiti destination and to dispel the negative notions associated with this art form.…

Weekly Photo Challenge – (Extra)ordinary

Ordinary people doing extraordinary things for the regeneration and up-liftment of forgotten and disadvantaged localities in Joburg. Seen here is a huge mural being painted by Australian artist ADNATE, for the City of Gold Festival that took place just a few weeks ago. I took a walk with Past Experiences to check out the work-in-progress and was amazed to see the…

Interview on the Bright Expats Blog

A few weeks ago, I received a request from Bright Expats for an interview on my life as an expat in South Africa. Bright Expats is run by a great team of expats who offer coaching and relocation support to people moving to Belgium. A great resource for anyone looking to join the amazing world of expats. Thank you…

Florence on the Elbe – A Day in Dresden

Located in Saxony, East Germany, just over two hours away by train from Berlin, Dresden is a beautiful and historical city situated on the banks of River Elbe. During World War II, Dresden’s city centre was completely destroyed by the Allied force bombs which also killed thousands of civilians. However, the entire centre was reconstructed and all the landmarks…

Tips and Tricks for Berlin

Berlin is a big city with lots of things to do and sights to see (my previous post covers a three-day itinerary). Travel cost, entry fees, tours, food and drinks, souvenirs, etc., can all add up to a pretty penny. But it is possible to save money and see Berlin on a budget! Here is…