If you find yourself in Cape Town go for dinner at The Chapman’s Peak hotel – the best sunset views, relaxed atmosphere and food! If you venture to Franschhoek make sure you go to La Petite Ferme for lunch – hands down the best meal I’ve ever had.

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Carys Bedford

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout The Far East, USA and Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip.

My travels

Canada bears

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Ski in Japan
  • See bears in the wild in Canada
  • Live in a city outside of Europe for a year
  • Surf in Hawaii
Sunrise Angkor Wat

Best Moments

  • Snorkelling in the third largest coral barrier reef (the Florida reef) among nurse sharks and barracudas.
  • Spending a whole afternoon continually jumping off a speed boat in Mauritius to swim among dolphins in the wild.
  • Finding a beautiful black leopard in the Masai Mara.
  • Seeing sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Croatia sailing boat

Toughest Travel Moment

  • I got cocky and decided to be the first person to jump off our rental boat in Croatia to shortly realise there was no steps to get back onto the boat. It was too big to climb myself back on, so I had to be rescued by a yacht and dropped back down into the boat. I never want to tread water for that long ever again.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • An Iguana jumping up on my breakfast table in the depths of the Costa Rican jungle and proceeding to wolf down the remains of the whole tables breakfast. A hungry day for all humans involved!

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