MallI cannot get used to shopping malls. On Wednesday we went to Menlynpark in Pretoria – eish – I felt overwhelmed in that shopping empire -when one goes shopping in Africa – one is supposed to end up on an open-air markets most of the time  (  like the ones  in Tunis –  or the ones I used to go to in Szeged and Budapest ) -where you find everything –  from carpets to snake charmers – spices and pots, musicians and barbers – the market used to be the place where you can find out all about the culture & people – but “shopping mall culture” – I don’t really know what it tells about the people – no matter what shopping mall you end up in – the people seem to look exactly the same – from Paris to Johannesburg – shopping mall culture doesn’t change – same brands – same style.

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