Hello everyone! It is so good to be able to sit down and share with you again. On today’s blog I want to start this new series called the Travel Series. I realise with the amount of travel in a year it would be great to compact it in series.
A couple months ago I went to South Africa – Cape Town, twice! The first one was to surprised Joe because he had to be there for 3 months on a TV series shoot. So on today’s blog I’m want to share with you all about it.
Getting there is pretty easy! The first one of course get your visa (our green passport needs a lot of visa to travel), then book a ticket. From my experience, if you go through Singapore with SQ you will have three transits. But with Emirates just two transits. The duration varies from 14,5 hours to 18 hours flight in total, not including transit time.
Things that I like the most about Cape Town is how the sky is so clear and the air is so clean, even though it was a bit chilly at that time it was still perfect. It’s quiet and I get to run outdoor which was so refreshing. I can actually just had a day spending time doing nothing while watching sunsets at the Clifton beach. I even went to this one of the beach called the Boulders beach where it’s filled with penguins! I visited a few iconic places there as well.
Then, one of the days I was there we went to visit the cheetah. One of the fastest big cats in the wilderness. When I met with the cheetah they told me to kneel, if not they would think of us as their enemies (or maybe in my case their prey haha). But they are such beautiful wild animals. The Cheetah Outreach that I visited was made to protect them because the farmer has been shooting them. What happened was the cheetah keep attacking their animals on the farm so they would usually defend their farm by shooting down the cheetah. So the outreach also raise dogs that can be bred to protect farms by chasing the cheetah away (isn’t that cool, dogs chasing after cheetah).
While I’m in that beautiful city I learned that water is rare there. They have a water dam to conserve their water usage, so whenever the water level reach a certain level the government will announce that the water is almost finish. I learned a lot about conserving water and when I came home I realise how wasteful we are with water usage here in Jakarta. I think we should be more careful in how we conserve this kind of things because it wouldn’t last forever.
In Cape Town I visited Joe’s set as well, I think it’s always fun to see him on set. I get to see behind the scenes, see Joe on make up and of course how the crew works together creating a production. The best part of all is meeting new people and get to know all of them too.
Overall I really enjoyed my visit there, the only downside was just the food. I didn’t really like it, I ended up eating a lot of Asian food. I hope I’ll be back to South Africa again, it is such a good place to retreat and clear my mind from everything. I hope you enjoy this read, until next time!