Reasons why I love Jo’burg #1

Johannesburg (aka Jo’burg or Jozi) is not at all as bad as most people think. It actually is  a pretty cool city to live in. Its reputation totally underestimated.  Wrongly portrait by the media (especially overseas). So, I have decided to start a series on my blog called “Reasons why I love Jo’burg”. Seeing Jozi through the eyes of a  foreigner and at the same time through the eyes of an inhabitant of this city – not born here, not raised here, moved here under “pressure” and yet… somehow fallen in love with this place.  

I didn’t like this place at all when I first moved here. It took me about 2 years to like the place and another year to love it. (Not entirely my fault). I must admit that in the past 5 years the city has evolved big time. Things are changing, suburbs being restored and a hip and trendy (almost Soho-like) subculture has found its way into Jo’burg.

This weekend I checked-out the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein. It opened its doors in September 2011 but I didn’t make it last year. So, finally I went! 

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Things to buy @ Neighbourgoods Market in Johannesburg

It’s a Saturday well spent!  You can indulge yourself in all sorts of delicious food, wines,.. anything your gourmet taste desires.. At the same time, it is a hip spot to meet with friends and strangers while sipping your glass of Prosecco with a view of Jozi downtown. 

My verdict: An attempt for urban regeneration well accomplished!

73 Juta Street
Braamfontein, Johannesburg
South Africa
Every Saturday 09h00 – 15h00

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