Honestly speaking 2020 did not go according to plan at all, I started the year making travel plans and even plotting/planning all the great content I planned to post on here. Cut to a few months into friggin 2020 and the world is struck by a pandemic which brings the world to a standstill leaving little old me to have to cancel my travel plans and I’m left spending the following few weeks chasing refunds for plane tickets, concert tickets and accommodation. I’ve since found solace in pictures from past travels they remind me of happier times. Here is a throwback post of my feature in glamafrica.com a couple of years ago.
Sidebar: I really can’t wait till outside opens up again.
As we approach a new decade I felt I should do a bit of a recap of my past 10years. So much growth happened and I also got bit by the travel bug. I started this decade as an agency producer then became an animation producer and I’m ending it as an artist manager and founder of Ofentse Management (shameless plug) but yes I have grown in leaps and bounds. I did a bit of self-searching (not sure if that’s a real phrase) over the years and I have to say travel was actually a huge part of me finding myself. I’m happiest traveling to be honest and I hope the next decade is filled with even more travel (preferably in business class universe *nudge, nudge , wink ,wink).
Ladies and gentlemen I present to you my travels through the years:
2010 London- UK
2011 New York – USA
2012: Dubai- Dubai
2013 New York, Miami, LA- USA
2014- 2015 Were clearly a dark time in my life as there was no travel during those two years LOL. Seriously though those were my transition years when I left the 9to5 grind and that’s when the soul searching began. These proved to be very crucial years for me and I’m grateful for the experience and I haven’t looked back since.
2016: Vienna, Graz- Austria
2017 Inhambane- Mozambique :
2017 Paris – France
2018 Mombasa – Kenya
And this year I returned to my favourite place in the world to celebrate my sister’s 40th birthday: 2019 PARIS once again
Sometimes in those quiet moments I sit and think to myself what have I done with my life? When do I start living? And in those quiet moments is when all those cliches you’ve heard start making sense. You know those corny “life is what happens when you’re making plans”. Then you have the likes of Facebook with their reminders of what you were up to a couple of years ago, and it reminded me that life aint so bad at all.
I mean I’m not saying I have the coolest life, not by any stretch of the imagination but I’ve done some cool stuff here and there you know.
Canopy tours in Magaliesberg
Quad-biking in Mozambique
Desert Safari in Dubai riding camels and 4×4’s over sanddunes
Getting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame (sort of)
Climbing all these damn steps to get to the top of the Schlossberg and the Clock Tower in Graz Austria.
Walking through the Kruger National park (Yeah I walked cause I’m badass)
When I was in varsity this one dude asked me “how are you going to enjoy seeing the world with a camera stuck to your face?” that question always confused me. I love taking pictures everywhere I go, its like freezing a single moment and when you look back at that picture you have that same feeling over again. I’m happiest when I’m traveling and the pictures remind me of those happy moments and I honestly cannot wait to capture more happy moments. So I hope this answers old boy’s question.
Here are a few of my immortalized memories:
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And here’s to many more memories 😉