Sleeping in Soweto

Here's an idea! I have to stop overnight in Johannesburg, South Africa between flights - yes, the city with a scary violence reputation. So what do I do? Bypass Johannesburg and stay for two nights in Soweto of course. That's right, in the infamous "townships". Stay in a Soweto B&B. … Continue reading

A view of my Antarctic dream

I should've realised before, but I never did until now - when flying from Sydney, Australia, to Johannesberg, South Africa, the quickest way there is under the bottom of the world and back up the other side again. Which is why, part way into the flight, the steward told those of us who were … Continue reading