OTPYM Sneak Peek: South Africa
In this sneak peek of a three part series we are currently editing, OTPYM founder, Michaela, visits her home away from home, Africa, where her three-month solo journey that gave birth to OhThePeopleYouMeet all began.
One of her favorite African countries, one where all citizens have had the right to vote for only the past 22 years, is the same country where the artistic and culinary scenes are exploding with creative fusions
of international influence with authentic injections of African culture. South Africa is leading the way for the rest of the continent through innovative tech, entrepreneurism, social good and one of Africa’s most precious resources, it’s wildlife.
Step behind the kitchen line with the chef of Cape Town’s top concept restaurant and his ever-changing tapas menu. Chat conservation in Kruger Park ponder the challenging questions like, “Travelers come to Africa for the Big 5. But what if there was no Big 5?” Visit a lesser known vineyard of talented local wine makers but walk away inspired by an unorthodox business partnership between two change makers who represent the modern South Africa: Miss South Africa 1992 who refused to carry her country’s flag during the Miss Universe competition in protest of Apartheid and a nuclear physicist and former exiled ANC guerrilla.
Whether in the remote deserts of the Northern Cape among 12,000 burners with an internationally acclaimed DJ or one-on-one atop Signal Hill in Cape Town with the first man to run The Great Wall of China for a cause, Michaela never ceases to uncover the true inner beauty of a country, in order to dive deeper into the local history, culture, causes and share the stories of these amazing humans. Please watch this sneak peek of OhThePeopleYouMeet in South Africa, we cannot wait to share our series.