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Pretoria, South Africa: Culture Meets History

The first stop on my month-long backpacking trip was to South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg – or Joburg as it’s commonly known – and the nearby city of Pretoria. Joburg got its start as a gold-mining settlement in the late 1800s and has grown into a sprawling metropolis with a mix of colonial architecture and […]

Cape Town, South Africa: Moving Between Worlds

Cape Town and I have always had a strange relationship, much like Cape Town’s relationship with its colonizers, its slaves and the rest of South Africa. Cape Town is the only province not run by the ruling party, and because of this, it has flown its own flag and declared itself a mecca for white […]

Cape Town, South Africa: The Best Thank You

Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and the little ‘heaven’ of Africa. Popularly known as the “Mother City” in South Africa, it is a prime tourist destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. Located at the southern tip of the African continent, Cape Town is simply a jewel and […]

Johannesburg, South Africa: Moving Between Worlds

Johannesburg is affectionately known by us locals as Egoli, the City of Gold. While this name is tied to the city’s gold mining history, as a child I thought it referred to the color of the sky at sunset. Johannesburg has the most temperamental skies. They flash purple with the highland storms and pale to […]