Cape Town is the number one travel destination in the world.
Its beaches, mountains, history and wine have launched it ahead of all the other Destination Greats like Sydney, Rio and, the ultimate cool city, Barcelona. Hey, I’m not making this up. Tripadvisor said so. And who dare question the great Tripadvisor? As a current resident of this fair city it’s an honor to know my home of the last two years is topping bucket lists across the globe.
And it’s also a little strange.
There’s the excitement of the unknown that permeates travel books and guides and stories and travellers, themselves. There’s the electricity of planning out your next destination, packing your suitcase and studying maps even after you’ve memorized every river and road of your soon-to-be adventure. It’s this eagerness that propels you forward onto planes, trains and automobiles to traverse the great wide open world.
But in order to go some place new you have to leave some place old.