While preparing for this post, I really had to consider what I love most about living in Johannesburg. The obvious answer is Flip. teehee.
Jokes aside, I decided that there are too many things I really love about Jhb, so I would focus on my suburb.
The lovely Bedfordview.
I love the tree lined streets. Right now, it looks a bit dull because of winter, but in the summer I could just walk up and down these streets all day!
Flip likes to call me a bit of a tree hugger, because everytime we drive down a street that is full of trees, I just want to move there. Wouldn't you?
Then there are the parks. Yes, I am probably a tree hugger, freak of nature, lover of all things green.
However, Johannesburg is a busy city, and being a journalist, means that I am busy in the busy city about 98% of my week. Green spaces and places just helps me relax, forget about the hustle and bustle, makes me breathe again.
This is Gillooly's Farm. I wrote a post about it here. And yes, this is an archive pic, because right now, the hill is more grey than Gandalf's beard. (Or for HP fans, Dumbledore's.)
This OhMyGorgeous park is about 1 km from my office. During lunch hour, it is the perfect place to go have lunch and just listen to the birds and chill.
And this down here is my office. The tall building.
I am one of those lucky people in the city that can brag about how close I live to work. About 6km.
Most people in Johannesburg have a daily commute of between an hour and two hours, even longer, depending on traffic, which is hell!
I commute for about ten to twenty minutes. I should ride a bike, I know.
However, the fact that there is a small mountain between my house and here, makes it a tedious job.
And a suicidal one too. The roads are a bit dangerous.
Fun fact: My office is located inside a mall. Best thing ever! Over weekends, I have more time to do nothing or everything rather than hang around in malls doing shopping. I kind of hate shopping.
But working in a mall is also detrimental to my budget.
Lastly, are my favourite hang outs, Tashas, and the Keg & Crow.
The latter hosts quiz nights. I am a fiend when it comes to quizzes.
I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my suburb.
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