I recently returned from a trip to Johannesburg, where I had a chance to cross a few more things off my Jozi Bucket List. I finally took the Red Bus Tour, which I have been dying to do since it opened a route in Joburg last year. I’ve got lots to show for my Red Bus adventure, but I’ll start with a few pictures of the city and its people, captured from the bus.
Joburg is a great city, but it is also one of contradictions. It’s got an incredibly rich diversity of people and such a layered, complex history. It is where the county’s wealthiest and poorest citizens meet, and yet seldom see each other. The streets downtown bear the evidence of the tragedies of the city’s past, whilst simultaneously revealing the undeniable tensions of the present, and burgeoning hope for the future. It is at once beautiful and heartbreaking.