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What to see in South Africa: essential places that will make you fall in love

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South Africa is a country that stands out for its natural and cultural value, capable of surprising the most experienced of travelers. Its exuberant and wild nature, the multiculturalism of its people and the coexistence between the most traditional and the most modern aspects of society make South Africa a destination that deserves to be thoroughly known.Click here to read articles on Travel.

Cape Town

Among all the cities in South Africa, Cape Town stands out not only for being the most developed, cosmopolitan and multicultural, but it is recognized for its extraordinary beauty both in the eyes of tourists and Africans themselves. And its location is truly extraordinary; It is located between Table Mountain and white sand beaches. Impossible not to fall in love with its landscapes! That is why, despite visiting specific places in that city, we also recommend that you live it intensely through its streets and getting to know its people.Click here to read articles on Travel.

Table Mountain

The importance of the Table Mountain, which stands majestically over Cape Town, is not justified only by its presence on the city flag and other local badges, but in that it is also considered since November 2011 as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. It is one of the oldest mountains on the entire planet, since its formation took place nothing more and nothing less than 360 million years ago, and receives its name because of its characteristic shape, away from the usual succession of peaks present in the mountain ranges.

All of this makes it one of the main tourist attractions to see in South Africa, and there are millions of visitors who access its summit, using the cable car (installed by the English settlers in 1929) or traveling its path for an hour, in order to get the best panoramic views of the city .

Robben Island Prison

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Robben Island is located 12 kilometers off the coast of Cape Town, whose name in Dutch means “seal island.” The visit to this island is especially relevant for its history, since the end of the 17th century it was used to isolate prisoners and lepers (the latter from 1836 to 1931), although it has also housed a hospital, a military base and a center for Quarantined animals.

Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the prison is currently closed and the island has become a popular tourist destination: a museum of great historical appeal can be visited because it isĀ  the prison where political prisoners of the Apartheid regime were detained , among which Nelson Mandela stands out . But not only that, but in addition to your visit the museum (usually presented by an old prisoner) you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the island, where there are 132 species of birds.

Apartheid Museum

On your trip to South Africa you will have the opportunity to enrich yourself both culturally and emotionally with the country’s history. And to achieve this, it is essential to visit the Apartheid Museum, a museum that condenses a century of South Africa’s history, from industrialization to democratic transition in 1994; although the truth is that there are still obvious traces of the age of racial segregation.

The museum has a temporary exhibition in which, dynamically and interactively, it explains the history of the country with special emphasis on Apartheid, whose photographs and videos seem taken from a horror movie. So if you wonder what to see in South Africa to get to know the country and its people deeply, the Apartheid Museum is a must that will change your perspective of life: it will allow you to know who Nelson Mandela was and when you leave you will need to take some time to reflect to process such horrors, as well as the moral greatness of an oppressed people fighting for their freedom.

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Fatal mistakes you should not make at your wedding

While organizing a wedding, we often make some serious mistakes. In this article, we are going t discus about those mistakes.Click here to read articles on Wedding.

Not hiring a good photographer

A lot people have regretted using the iPhone or a friend’s camera to immortalize the marriage. If we want a professional result to remember our wedding forever, yes, we have to hire a professional photographer. You will see how the result is worth it. One of the most important things about a wedding is to always remember it, because good times like this happen quickly. So, don’t skimp!Visit this site to read articles on Wedding.

Wearing hellish heels

If you wear uncomfortable heels, it is of little use if you can barely move. Many brides already look forward to taking off their shoes just two hours after the celebration begins. So,ensure that does not happen to you and be the queen of the dance floor, choose shoes with a little less heel and that are comfortable if you are not used to wearing heels. Now, you can dance until dawn.

Turning your dress into a costume

Try to go true to your style and do not go “disguised”, neither with the dress nor with the makeup. If you choose an unnatural option, the most normal thing is that you feel more insecure with your look and you cannot take that risk on your wedding day.

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Not enjoying your wedding to the fullest

Surely you will feel somewhat nervous and be aware if that everything goes well. Our advice: everything is already organized beforehand, so don’t panic! On your big day you have to focus on enjoying your wedding to the fullest. It is a moment that will not be repeated so take advantage of every minute and live it intensely. If something in the celebration does not go as planned, do not be overwhelmed because nothing is perfect. Just dedicate yourself to enjoy.

Disregard special menus

At your wedding, you will surely have guests with food intolerances and special diets, such as vegan. Take these needs into account and talk to your restaurant or catering to offer equally special and rich dishes, but suitable for these people.

Not wearing waterproof makeup

Surely your makeup artist is going to leave you perfect for the big day but remember that makeup deteriorates over time, and more at a wedding! It is a day of great emotion and your mascara should be resistant. Use waterproof makeup. Translucent powders, lipstick, blusher and mascara cannot be missing in your bag.

Nor the chairs

Even if you choose to make a standing cocktail, don’t miss the chairs! At some point your guests (and not only the oldest), will have to sit down so don’t force them to be uncomfortable. Having a few chairs or rest areas is necessary.