13/07/2017 ChandreBo

George Ranch Historical Park was the last stop on our Houston adventure. After all our artistic, educational and cultural pursuits of Houston we wanted to do something with a big more cowboy flair. Studying trip adviser brought us to George Ranch. Situated about 50 km outside of Houston. We were ready for cowboy fun and a taste of life on a ranch in Texas.   The Ranch George Ranch is a type of living, functioning museum of four generations of the same family. The first generation came down from Arkansas in 1824, and were of the first settlers to set up…

31/05/2017 ChandreBo

“Houston, we have a problem” and NASA are basically synonymous. My husband was both excited an envious after my brother checked into The Johnson Space Center during a trip to Houston with friends. My husband wanted to work for NASA when he was a child. There is still a part of him that would love to send his CV to Elon Musk to see if he couldn’t get involved with Space X. When we booked our flights to Houston going to the Johnson Space Center became a top priority. Getting Tickets: NASA here we come! Important to know, is that the…

02/12/2016 ChandreBo

I met Stella Douglas while doing a corporate job just over a year ago. She is one of those people you cant help but being drawn to because they always radiate joy. During the warm-ups and compulsory long waits that come with any performance job, we got to know each other quite well. Which is how I came to know of Stella’s yoga studio – Pure.Peace.Yoga. A few weeks ago I attended an early pre-work yoga class and chatted to Stella about her studio.  Pure.Peace.Yoga About Stella Stella has had an incredible journey – both as a yogi and…

22/11/2016 ChandreBo

I have a love-hate relationship with markets. I’m not a flea-market person, but mostly because I feel that you end up seeing the same thing over and over again. Going to the Hazelwood food market in Pretoria for a friend’s birthday introduced me to how interesting and creative markets can be. My family also loved going to that market when they were visiting on a Saturday. But then we moved to Johannesburg, and I felt like a duck out of familiar waters. Johannesburg has no shortage of different markets. On a whim, we started with the Rosebank Sunday Market The Setting…

12/10/2016 ChandreBo

I first tasted rose jam as child when my mother bought a jar at an obscure little road stall on holiday at the coast. The taste of rose petal jelly spread on hot toast started my life-long obsession with trying to procure the delicious stuff again. At the end of my varsity years my mom told me about a place where I could find rose jam: Ludwig’s rose farm was just a short drive outside Pretoria. It just so happened that I was living in Pretoria at the time. Knowing that I desperately wanted to visit the farm, my then boyfriend…

09/10/2016 ChandreBo 3Comment

  I wanted to kick off the first post of this blog with something fun. I’ve been living in Johannesburg for almost two years now, and moving here was a big adjustment. Before Johannesburg I lived in Hatfield for a number of years, which is basically a small town in Pretoria. Before that I lived in an actual small town. So to launch City Chronicles, in the year that Joburg turns 130, here are 10 really cool things about living in Johannesburg: We are living in a forest. A really big forest With over 10 million trees Joburg is the biggest man-made…