A Day in Jozi March 4th 2012 Well, here I am in one of the crime capitals of the world, and I brought with me from Zambia a new stamp in my passport, souvenirs that I didn't really want but felt obliged to buy, and a course of antibiotics for the gastric infection that somewhere, somehow, I managed to pick up. Luckily you can buy antibiotics over the counter here, without a prescription, which saved me a lot of time and h ... read more
Africa » South Africa » Gauteng » Johannesburg After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
I'm a 20-something, stuck in a rut, small town girl who has been afflicted with something that keeps me awake at night and makes it difficult to focus on the mundane, and which occasionally sees me breaking into a silly smile at inappropriate moments as I imagine myself stepping out of my comfortably routine life and into a world where I can find who I really am through new experiences and memories to last a lifetime. I believe they call it wanderlust.
My travels will begin in January 2012, when I set off for Africa with a Lonely Planet guidebook as my sole companion. I don't claim to be a ... full info