Finally the time was here to explore South Africa a bit more. So invited my mate Jan and we started a 3’000km roadtrip heading into the Kruger National Park, the scenic Panorama Route and doing the South Coast from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Quiet a lot to see in only two weeks, but it was really a great adventure with a lot of fun! Also gave us the chance to create another of our stupid videos and to take some pretty decent photos. Enjoy!
So after a hectic February in Basel I am finally back in Jo’burg to step back into my adventure.
First weekend started off with a biiiig highlight… EMINEM was in town to do his first ever African concert. Superb Show!
Then the next stars visited – Brasil bashed Bafana Bafana in a friendly a bit too high, but still it was a good experience. Vuvuzelas are much more annoying in reality than they appear on a TV broadcast.
This weekend the sun finally came back to Johannesburg and so I decided to explore a bit the city center and leave the golden cage of Sandton, the area where I’m staying at. Loved the place called arts on main…Perfect food, cool art and very catchy vibes. So I will definitely go back!
So two weeks have passed since my arrival from Germany.
This week was rather quiet with tons of work, but things are moving. I received all my luggage so I would state that I am fully settled by now.
On the weekend I decided to join a local expat group from meetup.com to have a hike around the Melville Koppies and the Botanical Gardens followed by a nice lunch of Fish n Chips in the very hip area of Melville. I will definitely check out Melville in a few more goes as it seems very lively and urban with a lot of clubs, restaurants, bars and small vintage shops.
Howzit? So here I am…just moved into an adventure in a city which everybody only refers to as the most dangerous city on earth – Gangster’s paradise.
One week has passed since my arrival and I am settling in better from day to day – with people connections, work and most importantly excitement. Must say the summer wheather plays a big role in this:)
During the week I had little time to explore the city – so it was more a routine of working, checking out malls and doing some stuff at home.The area I am living in looks very shiny and safe. Even though I had a driver for the first days I think I can manage from now on.
Today I then finally had the chance to explore the real Johannesburg (the driver was very useful for this). So I went on to visit the constitution hill with its historical buildings and old prison. From there I could also have a distant look at Hillbrow, one of the most infamous city districts. We then moved on to check out the Carlton Center with a vast view over the huge municipal area of Johannesburg – I was not able to see the end of the city on any side.
Michael, the driver, then took me to the Apartheid Museum and Mandela exhibition (super interesting) before going to South Africa’s largest township Soweto (South Western Township), which has always played a huge role in the history of SA, especially in the Anti-Apartheid movement. There I also enjoyed my first authentic African lunch.
Wir sind in Myanmar! Echt fantastisch, absolut authentisches Asien. Und dann feiern die Thais und Burmesen derzeit auch noch ihr Neujahr (Water Festival). Alle sind so happy und freuen sich uns zu sehen und uns Wasser überzukippen. Das ist bei über 40 Grad aber auch durchaus passabel. Als Fotomodell wurden wir auch schon von einer gesamten Schüler-/Studentengruppe missbraucht (wohl gemerkt wollte jeder ein Einzelbild).
Wir sind immer noch in Thailand unterwegs und sind inzwischen in Bangkok angekommen. Morgen geht es weiter nach Myanmar was sicherlich unsere spannendste Station wird.
Hier aber erst mal noch die Highlights der letzten Woche. Khao Lak Beach, die Tour nach Phang Nga Bay und dem berühmten James Bond Felsen, die Tour durch die alte Hauptstadt Ayutthaya und natürlich Bangkok. Highlight war hier sicherlich der Kochkurs bei Poo. “I cooked with Poo and I liked it”