Road Trip To…

Remember all of those uniquely amazing individuals I said I had met at CurioCity in Maboneng?  Well, one of them was Jelmer, a Dutchman who flew from Amsterdam to Johannesburg to buy a car and “drive it North to Sudan or Kenya” over the course of six months. We arrived at the hostel a day…

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Bartending in Maboneng

Late post this week because I’ve been spending far more time living it than writing about it. For the last two weeks in May, I was staying at CurioCity Backpackers in the Maboneng Precinct of Johannesburg. I’m on the road again now, en route to Cape Town with a few overnight stops along the way.

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Nieu Job

Nieu-Bethesda: the small town in the Karoo that’s been my home for the longest stretch since starting this journey. Yesterday saw the end of my month-long stay. One of the most challenging parts of travel for me is leaving a favorite place again and again and again… Regardless of what the afternoon or single-night domestic tourists…

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Granadilla

*looking over smoothie menu at The Morning Trade in Durban* “Hey what does that granadilla smoothie taste like?” “Um… granadilla flavored” – Smoothie Girl 1 *blank expression* “It’s passion fruit, honey” – Smoothie Girl 2

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