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Zeina Abdalla

Monday, April 1, 2013
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We are in South Africa with the founder and Managing Director of Fishfayce, a photography and video event solution company, and co-founder of UAE based party supplies company Moushii. We could not help but have Zeina amongst the first Travel Junkie! She has become the region’s elite with her humble, fun photobooth concept which was launched at her wedding in 2010. Since then it has grown to become the ‘must have’ accessory for corporate events, weddings, private parties, exhibitions and other events.

Here is her diary

Destination Cape Town, South Africa – You can’t beat Cape Town in the winter and the US in the summer. I try to get out of the UAE a couple of times a year to take some time out, whenever I can.

Month I went at the end of September. It was a little chilly but not unbearable. I would probably go when the weather is a bit warmer if I were to visit again.

Stayed at We stayed at the Westin, which is in the heart of Cape Town.

We planned our trip very last minute so just booked what we could find. The hotel was very nice and the breakfast was great but if I were to go back there again, I would probably pick a bed and breakfast on the outskirts of Cape Town and spend a few days in a less corporate hotel.

In your suitcase When I travel, I like to pack light. You never know what you will find and I would rather have space than go with too much stuff. I had my staple clothes with me which included my Massimo Dutti wool winter coat brand jeans, Prada hand bag, sweaters and cardigans to keep me warm. and my lulu yellow pants

Dined at The best restaurant was an Indian restaurant called Bukhara. They served the best butter chicken and palak paneer. We must have gone at least 4 times during our visit. It was too good!

Shopped I didn’t get a chance to do much shopping but I did buy amazing olive oil, tapenade and balsamic vinegar from the Morgenster Olive Estate in Vergelegen. I also bought the tastiest olives from the weekend market.

Diary There is so much to do so much in Cape Town. We rented a car and drove all around the area visiting different olive farms; we climbed Table Mountain and tried as many different restaurants as possible. We drove around a lot exploring different parts of the city. Spent a lot of time in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. We climbed Table Mountain, visited Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and The Weekend Market. Cape Town has an amazing weekend market called the Neighborhood Market at the Old Biscuit Mill. It hosts hundreds of kiosks with food from all over the world and small shops with antiques, jewellery and beautiful things for the house.

Tips My tip would be to do a lot of research on the different types of places that you want to visit, as there is so much to do and see. Also, try to extend your trip to visit the safaris. I would have loved to go on a safari but unfortunately my trip was too short. Try not to go out in the city alone in the evening. It isn’t very safe in certain parts.

Mode of travel  I went with Emirates Airlines. They are my favorite airline to travel with. It is always a pleasurable experience.

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