Saturday, June 5, 2010
Time Magazine Asks Me for Joburg Tips
How to Kick Back in the World Cup Cities is a feature Time Magazine is currently running. They asked for suggestions from "prominent South Africans" and somehow I qualified.
Here's my text. Go to the site to see what the other people suggested one does in Cape Town, Durban, and Joburg when the games are not on.
A brisk walk through the Wilds, one of our oldest parks, would be followed by quiche, cappuccino and the Mail & Guardian at the Service Station café, tel: (27-11) 726 1701, in Melville. After perusing the galleries on Jan Smuts Avenue, I'd head to my studio in Fordsburg for some painting and eat lunch at Shayona, tel: (27-11) 837 2407 — the best vegetarian Indian food in town. I'd work for a few more hours, then call up some friends and go for calamari and prawns at the Troyeville Hotel, tel: (27-11) 402 7709, my scruffy, friendly local, specializing in Mozambican cuisine (there are always takers for this outing). Last, I'd take the M2 highway — the scenic route — circling the city with its lit-up skyscrapers and mine dumps back home to my apartment in Killarney.