Johannesburg - CBD
The Rough Guide states that Johannesburg’s original downtown, or Central Business District, is experiencing a “slow rebirth” and a “gradual regeneration” since being virtually abandoned in the 1980s and 1990s due to crime. The guide book also states that CBD “offers the chance to … get a taste of the bustle, sounds and thrills of a genuinely African...
Para todo mal, mezcal y para todo bien también.
Mezcal, when high quality, is simply the best liquor in existence. It has a melt in your mouth smooth smoky flavor, and a mellow buzz that is completely unlike any other. The above is a painting on the wall in Al Andar, a great little mezcaleria located on a strip of old downtown Mexico City called Calle Regina. The neighborhood is being revitalized with several bars and restaurants and a...
The theme phrase of the 2010 World Cup was Ke Nako, meaning “it’s time.” You could feel it everywhere. South Africa did an impressive job building stadiums and infrastructure for the event, but more than the tangible improvements, the country welcomed visitors with an exuberance, joy, and warmth that was truly infectious. Some of the phenomenal vibe that reverberated...
Constitution Hill -- Johannesburg
Constitution Hill near downtown Johannesburg has been home to South Africa’s Constitutional Court, the country’s highest court, since 2003. It is located on the site of the Old Fort Prison Complex, which was a place of notorious brutality and injustice. The Courtroom itself is built around the remaining stairwells of the old “Awaiting Trial Block,” which used to house...
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