I have always had an interest in history. Local history to be specific. There are so many strange and cool facts about every little town in South Africa (and everywhere really). Most travel pages only tell you about the quaint towns, the artsy ones that have interesting things to offer. Albeit cool, not everyone has the opportunity to visit these remote towns. I plan on telling you about the places that travel magazines never mention. Those on the map your friends joke about needing a passport to visit. The dodgy ones. (Like the one I live in)
So here is a little run down of what I will be sharing with you;
This happened here: I will be telling you about all the dirty, juicy or down right boring facts about these places. If you are anything like me and you can feel your skin crawl in awkward silences, these make for great conversation starters. If nothing else you will be that odd person that knows random geographical facts. (Handy in 30 Seconds)
Eat here: Every town has a spot favoured by the locals. Sometimes it’s a pie from the local home industry. Sometimes its Fish and Chips from the corner café. I will eat my way through potentially deadly pies to find you the best places to eat.
Drive this road: You know the road with the misspelled street name or the one where the first house in the house in the town was built. Maybe it’s just the house with an offensive number of garden gnomes.
Lets get to know the places you had to stop at to fuel up your car and had no choice because you were driving on fumes.