Blogs We Like: Francesca Lynagh for Urban Travel Blog

The Island Bar at Southern Sun Hyde Park. Photo by Southern Sun Hyde Park

British freelance journalist Francesca Lynagh has put together a guide to how to spend a weekend in our favourite city for Urban Travel Blog. In it she gave a shout out to Johannesburg In Your Pocket as an essential place to find out all the latest information on what’s happening in the city “exhibitions and festivals won’t miss your radar if you give this website a quick skim before you visit.” 

“It’s a city too often regarded as merely a pit-stop destination, before catching a connecting flight into the bush, or to its showy little sister, Cape Town. But Joburg (also known locally as Jozi) consistently gives travellers plenty of reasons to extend their stay.

Often dismissed as a crime hotspot to be avoided, Joburg’s reputation deserves to be overturned. Anyone with such negative pre-conceived ideas of Joburg, take note: the city is quickly evolving into a hipster’s paradise, an eclectic and quirky mishmash of cultures, and a perfect destination for a short break….

Read the rest of her Long Weekend: Johannesburg post here and follow Francesca’s work on her website In My Trunk here.

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