World Summit 2002
United Nations World Summit 2002 was held in Jo´burg during my stay. I´ve been there for almost 7 weeks, it means I was there before, during and after the event.
At the beginning I knew the real Johannesburg living there just with the natives, it was great. During the summit the city changed, the best point was to meet and share experiences with people from all over the world, it was a real multicultural metropolis. It was interesting to see everyday different protesting groups, from oppressed Tibetans to anti-globalization militants.
When the event finished the city returned to the normality.
Tipping at restaurants is 10%....
Tipping at restaurants is 10%. Due to the long history of segregation, you may notice the tensions between Afrikaans and Africans. In an effort to move forward, extend kindness and respect to All peoples equally. When taking photos, it is polite to ask the persons BEFORE taking the photo. We are visiting a wonderful country with great people. Please, remember that we are not gawking at zoo animals, a mistake I have seen many tourists make! Don't take photos of governmental buildings, as it is illegal.
Kruger National Park
This world famous National Park in South Africa was founded in 1898 and is just under 2 million hectares in size in total.
It is, to me, so much more than a piece of the planet where flora, fauna and animal are preserved and protected, it speaks of a childhood spent in avid attention of the detail and attention to life that this park offers.
I have been here many a time and have never been disappointed.
The Park is massive and boasts large herds of animals in varying shape and form, an example being when a herd of over 500 buffalo were seen crossing in front of us when we were on our way out of the park at sunset in 2002! Click on the buffalo pic to see what I mean by 'being watched' :)
The South end is the more popular end... where there seem to be more animals... in the north there are more elephants... (in the south there are plenty of elephants too!).
My Kruger National Park page has more information
This is nice stylish Restaurant and later into the night it turns into a very stylish Night Club with great music.
Vacca Matta is probably one of Johannesburg's hottest nightspots, featuring some of the country's top dancers, DJs and music. However, what makes Vacca Matta brilliant is its celebrity pull. Many a local star and high profile individual grace its dance floor, tables and bar and this is what gives Matta that edge over other joints in Gauteng. It has also won the Ladies Night venue by the Leisure Options awards. Dress Smart
There is a really cool...
There is a really cool restaurant in Capetown called Bunt Huys. It is in an old building with NO signage but the meals are top notch and the atmosphere funky!
Its an old warehouse. You walk down a back alley and climb into the place through a slightly elevated door. The kitchen is open. Breast of Duck with Gooseberry sauce.