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I flew to Durban last week

Last week I unexpectedly had a change of schedule and got to go to Durban. We cover motoring at work -- one of my colleagues does it primarily -- and the chance presented was that I go on a press trip to Durban for the launch of the new Suzuki Swift. So, obviously, you can imagine how anxious and close to saying, "no, thanks," I was. Why leave my desk and go to the unknown when I can sit at my desk and die slowly? The trip would also be my first time flying and staying at a hotel. I was excited and anxious in equal parts!

Back to Durban. 

After enjoying take off and landing -- I don't think I'll forget craning my neck to look out at the water as the plane descended at King Shaka International. I hadn't been to the province in seven years so of course I was looking at the fucking trees and smiling at all the road signs i recognised. I'd never been to Zimbali before and arriving in the dark kept the beauty of the area hidden to me until the next morning.
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Lol I even did an outfit change for the gala presentation. I'm I'm wearing a gifted Spree dress

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Looking outside from my room's balcony was definitely the highlight of the trip for me. The shower, which I had before balconying was also great. I had a beetroot juice shot and that's as holistic hoe 18 as I've ever been.
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We went for two drives in both cars, which were amazing because Durban is scenic af. We then had lunch at a camping thing on Salt Rock beach with artisanal coffee, gin, ice cream and bunny chow stands. Cute nje.

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I met really lovely bloggers and journalists, got a close look at motoring PR and had an overall great experience filled with firsts. My heart was warmed by how happy for me my colleagues and online mutuals were. I was excited and it was great to have excitement reflected back to me. The one downside of the trip was the white hotel gown not fitting me. I missed out on a great selfie.

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