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Expresso Show Tourist Insert

I got the call asking if I was available to film for the Expresso Morning TV Show on SABC 3. I am often a guest presenter for them and absolutely love it. I wish I could do this all day, every day.

Suddenly realising that my dark blonde roots were showing, I called up Flo at Scar Hair. I’m always so appreciative of the time they make for me and he had my hair in great condition in no time.

This shoot was a travel insert about a new app called: Walking Tour of Cape Town. You can download it for free. What an awesome app. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you will learn so much about the city.

We started off at Signal Hill for the Noon Gun. I have never been. Crazy, right?

It’s so interesting though – how many of us do the touristy things in our own cities? I’m guilty of not, and while I may always have the best intentions to be more of a tourist in my own city (new city) and appreciate what we have on our very doorstep, I don’t always stick to doing it.

The views of the city and of Table Mountain and Lions Head are just breathtaking. The sun was out (it even got a bit hot out at times… erm, just a few days ago I was freeeezing cold in a onesie – go figure!) and it really was the most beautiful, clear day.

I interviewed such a great guy – Jonathan Meyer from Tourism Radio.

From there, we headed off to Table Mountain where I climbed some rocks and sat there delivering a “Did you know” link about how Table Mountain’s flat top was created 300 million years ago. Table Mountain was at Sea Level during the Ice Age and ice sheets flattened the sandstone to create the infamous flat table top shape we love today.

We then headed off to the Company Gardens where we saw the oldest pear tree (circa 1635) *sorry I didn’t get a photo* and walked around loving the squirrels who kept coming out to play.

I had to be really quick with my camera because they are such fast little buggers.

A lunch break was needed and I happily gobbled down a chicken breast, mozarrella and avo slices before heading off to City Hall – my favourite building in Cape Town. It is majestic and beautiful.

I delivered a link about Nelson Mandela and the history and importance of where we were. It was powerful to be there.

I cannot wait for the insert to be aired. It will air next Friday the 18th of July.

It was so awesome to work with Carl, Andrew and Byron – go team!

I’ve got home, tired but happy. I really loved today. I loved the experience of traveling and learning about my own city – even if it was all within a close proximity. I loved the feeling I got when “Action” was called and it just made me humbly grateful that I get to do what I do.

It’s been a good week and I’m very happy to prop my feet up, have a glass of red wine and just chill.

Happy Weekend!

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