"Johannesburg is weird, because half of it is like Los Angeles. It feels like just wealthy parts of L.A. But half of it is severe slummy, something like Rio De Janiero or something. So it's kind of weird, because it's both happening at the same time." - Neill Blomkamp
To be honest, this is far from being my favourite part of South Africa, I could go on for hours about why i'm not fond of Johannesburg BUT this particular trip was one of my favourite trips there in a while.
I won't go into too much detail, long story short we were up there to hang out with friends and family in addition to attending a wedding.
On this rather quick and pleasant trip we only really hung out in Sandton, Bedfordview and Hyde Park so no real grit and grime. We only saw the polished side of the city.
The Gautrain is pretty amazing, we used it and Uber to get around (there was that one time my mom gave us a ride though). The best advice I can give you is to catch an Uber from the airport to Rhodesfield station which is the next stop after airport. Your Gautrain ticket will be way way way cheaper and that ride is only R30,00.
Be warned though, you can't even drink water on that damn train, security is pretty strict.
Ummm.. I still hate Jhb but this time it was good to me
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