14 Mar '11, 9pm

[Daily Blog Reads] The Notoriously Scary Hillbrow.

[Daily Blog Reads] The Notoriously Scary Hillbrow.

Before I had even stepped into South Africa, I had already read about the top 3 places to avoid – Hillbrow, Yeoville and Berea. It’s like being told to avoid Harlem when one is in New York City. These neighbourhoods were notorious for being rough and violent. People joke about needing to wear Kevlar bullet proof vests when walking through the streets of Hillbrow. The first time we had accidentally drove into Yeoville, I literally felt all blood drain from my face. We were sitting in our comfy air conditioned car slowly inching through the streets to get out of it. Everyone stared at us probably because we had the nicest car and because we were Asian faces. I was scared shitless. I don’t know what exactly had changed in me.. but when there was an opportunity to do a photo walk in Hillbrow, I actually signed up for it! The hubby was supportive and we braced ourselves that mo...

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