My long weekend’s been totally consumed with working feverishly to get my entry for My Destination’s Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition in before the deadline which was at midnight GMT yesterday (that’s 2am this morning SA time)… I luckily got it in with about 30min to spare… sjoe…
Why so last minute? Unfortunately I only recently learnt about it and entry was quite tough. You had to do the following:
- A 3min travel video on your favourite destination (with you in it – talking, presenting, etc)
- A 500 word blog post about your most memorable travel story (including some pics)
And what would this get you? Well the winner will walk away with a all expenses paid 6 month trip around the world! Plus, when you get back home, they’re sweetening the deal even further with a $50,000.00 cash prize. Incredible right?
The winner will need to blog, tweet, upload videos and make a lot of noise along the way, which is pretty much what I do on a daily basis already. So right up my alley that. AND I’m planning a 6 month sabbatical this year in any case. So if that’s not fate, I don’t know. Those who know me well will also tell you that if you asked me what my dream job would be, I’d always answer “travel show presenter”…
They are going to announce the top 10 on 15 April. 5 of the top ten will be based on votes, which means the folks who’ve known about the competition for a while and got their entries in well in advance definitely have the upper hand as they’ve had the time to rustle up votes. I’m re-e-e-e-al-ly hoping my entry is awesome enough to make it into the other 5 spots. So please hold thumbs, cross toes, whatever you can! I need all the positive energy I can get.
Anyways, entries as I mentioned have closed. And I see they’ve closed the voting too (which I’m very bummed about, was hoping they’d give those last minute stragglers a bit more time), but you can still check out my entry video. I chose Cape Town as my destination (of course).
And the rest of my entry (i.e. the blog post, my pics, etc) you can check out over here.
I can tell you one thing, I had to do some brutal editing to get down to a 3min video only. Cape Town’s just so freakin’ awesome and I had so much great footage, it was a real challenge to show enough and also work in talking bits and show my personality and and and… but I think the final product turned out to be quite fun. Which was my goal. I have to say a special thank you to everyone at the V&A Market on the Wharf who was willing to play along and also to Adam (the mixologist with all the flair) and the rest of the team at Orphanage for letting me invade their beautiful cocktail emporium. Oh and also to Siv! For being my scooter stunt man. And last but certainly not least, the BF (Bjorn) for helping with some of the filming & showing me how to use iMovie. Much love to all.
It’s going to be a very tense 2 weeks, that I can tell you. I don’t know if my heart’s gonna handle. This would be a HUGE dream come true for sure…