For South Africans, it's always interesting to see how the rest of the world perceives us. We're probably a bit sensitive about our shameful past, and are viewed as something somewhere between a first world and a third world country, with many tourists surprised we don't have wildlife roaming the streets.
So it's pretty cool to see what a Canadian blogger and traveller had to say about our sunny shores recently. Rob Lloyd is leading a life most of us could only dream of. He was brave enough to pack up his corporate life and is now travelling the world and blogging about it on stophavingaboringlife.com.
In February this year, he was invited to join the Visit South Africa Blogger Tour organised by South African Tourism, experiencing the most awesome adventures our country has to offer, from the Kruger to the Cape. At the end of the "truly remarkable trip", he had this to say:
"I'd like to thank South Africa for having everything needed to show anyone and everyone the trip of a lifetime. You’ll never know unless you go and I'm very glad I went.
"If there is anything I can say from my experiences in South Africa is that it’s not what you think, I assure you. I had visions of it being similar to my previous African adventures but the reality could not be further from the truth. South Africa is a developed country that is still developing with a very bright future. The cities have everything you need and the culture/history of the place is endless. Cape Town is beautiful but after spending a few days in Durban, believe it would be my port of call should one ever live in South Africa." (take that, Cape Town!)
Click here for the video made by South African Tourism of his trip.
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