THERE’S SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY ABOUT CAPE.
In fact, it was deemed the number one place to visit in 2014 – it topped the New York Times list of 52 places to go in 2014 and was announced as The Guardian’s number one holiday hotspot this year. And when you Google Cape Town, the images the search engine suggest are pure splendour.
So when I was invited to join an intrepid variety of journalists, bloggers and photographers from the MENA region to capture the colours of Cape Town, courtesy of Microsoft – you’ve probably guessed that already by the title of this article – I just took up the offer in mad grasping dash.
While it wasn’t my first time visiting the city and that might seem a little contrived, in the days leading up to my trip it was generally beautiful things I thought about – white sandy beaches, clear blue skies, good wine, exquisite scenery, Candice Swanepoel, Charlize Theron … you get the point, right?
As soon as I touched down in Cape, I started feeling the warmth and magic of the city. Clear blues and sunny weather kept the wintery November weather at bay. As we got into the taxi escorting us to the hotel, my excitement started building up and I was instantly reenergised.