|Dining Room at the Apprentice Apartment|
|Our tour group in front of the Rand Club, with Gerald in the front|
I thought I was addicted to my phone, but I was exposed to another level of phone addiction that weekend. These guys carry their chargers around with them, and charged their phones at every available plug point throughout each of the stops on our tour. So funny! When we were in the shuttle, it was a fight over who would get the car charger 🙂
|We walked through Gandhi square..|
|Visited Ernest Oppenheimer Park.. a beautiful landscaped garden alongside a basketball court|
|Walked past Bank City and FNB’s offices|
|Saw the very first Markham store- which still stands today!|
|Went to the newly renovated city libary|
|And finally, saw Chancellor House, where Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo had their law offices|
Next, we went to the Fashion Kapitol. I didn’t even know this existed. There’s a market on every Saturday, and the day we went there was a fashion show happening, showcasing young designers’ work.
After that, we went to a networking event where we got to meet various inner city tourism players. Lastly, we went to the Parktonian Hotel in Braamfontein for sundowners. There was a Mexican theme and there may be a few videos on Vine of me doing the Macarena!
Another highlight for me was the underground dinner at Turbine Hall. It has an almost medieval feel to it, and we sat at a stunning long table. I loved the feel of the venue. It is mostly open for weddings and conferences, but they do host dinners for the public every Friday night at a cost of R330. Our starter (salted sourdough bread) was WAY too salty, but the rest of the meal was divine. Super yummy chicken curry and a table of desserts that looked seriously enticing.
I was eager to get back home and see my hubby and cats by this point. It’s a catch 22 with these media events because most of them are for single occupancy only and weekends are family time for us. In any event, I also had to spend Sunday writing the article for the newspaper, so I opted to go home after the dinner and skip Sunday’s activities- a morning at Market on Main. I’ve been there tons of times so I didn’t feel like I was missing out too much.
All in all, a fabulous weekend and I can’t WAIT for the Joburg City Festival in August!
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