Ramblings

Economising in the Inner City

In an attempt to evolve from overgrown man-child to respectable adult ahead of my 30th birthday, I recently said goodbye to my converted garage abode and have resettled in a dwelling originally intended for human habitation. While it’s not hard to get used to things like furniture and indoor temperatures below 40 degrees, the increased … Continue reading »

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This Place I Call Home

It’s been four years now since I arrived in the Mother City and it’s given me cause to reflect on a place that is quite unique, both in this country and the world at large. A little town in the shadow of a breathtaking mountain, it heaves with creativity, howls with wind and seduces its … Continue reading »

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Market Value

Over the past year, Cape Town has gone completely ape shit for markets. Since the Old Biscuit Mill established itself as the place to be on a Saturday morning, a litany of other quirky little establishments have cropped up all over the place, meaning Capetonians can now get their market fix almost any day of … Continue reading »

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The Breakfast Club

  Cape Town is a fascinating place. Often (fairly) derided by folks from up north as a den of inefficiency, its ability to function in spite of its seemingly indifferent population is astounding. Its 2pm ‘rush hour’ traffic is legendary, and somehow a vast segment of the city’s inhabitants seem to be able to function … Continue reading »

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The Cape of Good Hip

Living in the City Bowl is awesome. There’s something magical about waking up at the foot of Table Mountain, surrounded by vibrant energy and a vast array of amazing places to eat, drink and be merry. Yet this strikingly beautiful part of the city has been infiltrated by a strange and dangerous new species. Discernable … Continue reading »

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