Hotel Villa Toscania

Cnr Oak Ave and Jubliee Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Johannesburg

Old friends in Johannesburg

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker on Aug 02, 2014

5 comments, 2 photos

... Spur, based on a sort of American model. It’s decorated with a western US theme, cowboys and Indians, although it also has nice South African wines on the menu – not usually typical cowboy fare. We enjoyed a meal with some long-time members who had lots of stories to tell about their lives in the Southern African region and about the local history of the Church of God. It was very interesting to hear the stories and we were able to share news from our HQ office and the ...

Up in the air we fly!!

A travel blog entry by lauraandmikey on Apr 07, 2014

2 comments, 15 photos

... up the week before me), and our first day of freedom (the first day of the rest of our lives!), we decided to head in and soak up our beautiful harbour city. Somehow Mikey convinced me to have lunch at Café Sydney (despite it costing our daily travel budget for 1 meal!), but it was worth it! I got the shock of my life when after main course, out came a little ring box, and the ulterior motive for wanting to go to Café Sydney – Mikey proposed!!! Not ...

Apartheid Where It Belongs - In a Museum

A travel blog entry by another-sky on Nov 23, 2013

8 photos

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A few years ago, for Christmas, my daughter gave me Nelson Mandela's autobiography Long Walk to Freedom. (His story is now well known - after 27 years as a political prisoner, he was freed not as an angry and vengeful revolutionary but as a man of vision, grace and reconciliation). The seeds of inspiration were then planted, a desire to see the country that South Africa had become - twenty years after apartheid was ...

Johannesburg 2.0

A travel blog entry by lee.d.rosen on Jun 19, 2013

3 photos

... these stories, but never met anyone who it actually happened to and since both the guys had experienced world travels, it really put me on edge.

The hostel I stayed at in was located in the suburban area of Kensington and was pretty empty. It was a converted mansion that slept 35, but there were only about 5-8 people there. This is the slow season for traveling, so its nice in the regard that finding places isn't a problem but you don't ...

Magaliesburg Mountains

A travel blog entry by ditchthecube on Jan 03, 2013

53 photos

Another guest staying in my room was a white South African also in his 50s. He spent about two hours relating much of his experiences from growing up in Apartheid in the 60s and 70s through liberation in the 1994 to the resulting violent years and up to the present. He led one of the first high school protests against apartheid in the early 70s and was rewarded with 3 months in jail without charges followed by 9 more months on trumped up charges. He kept a lower profile after that.

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