328

VOTES
Finalist

328

VOTES
Finalist

Michael Monk

Michael Monk & Acacia Denison


Journey

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ABOUT ME

- I am from a little town called East London, currently studying film in Durban. My love for film came about 2 and a half years ago. Then I started getting the urge to travel and make films about the places I see and the way I see it.

MY TRAVEL COMPANION

Long time friends that eventually grew feelings for each other and started traveling as much as we could. Without even noticing the trends we were setting as the norm for us, which was traveling together only now I realize the change in the outlook of life when doing this with her.

#trueculture

The local customs, wisdom, arts and rituals that guide your way

Grahamstown Arts Festival

Grahamstown Arts Festival

The annual National Arts Festival takes place in Grahamstown. We went there to explore the creative field that they had to offer, we went to a number of plays, magician shows etc. Viewed a few gallerias to try get some ideas and just enjoyed the friendly nature of the festival and all the shops. We spent 4 nights there camping in the freezing cold dropping to a low of 3 degrees.



#trueview

From rural landscapes to city-scenes; your journey from your perspectives

Hogsback

Hogsback

A village in the inland hills of the Eastern Cape, a place people go for the amazing hikes and waterfalls. We went on a number of hikes and got to see some beautiful places with some amazing views. We visited a local village as well and did a few tasks with them. In #truefoodie. Amazing sunsets and breathe taking cliffs.



#truefriend

Those you make unforgettable memories with along the way, new and old

Friends along the way

Friends along the way

Traveling with someone or with friends, meeting people or animals along the way that wont leave the mind for a long time as they become memories. You not only see amazing things whilst traveling but you meet some of the most amazing people along the way as well.



#truefoodie

Your culinary road trip that will make the judges hungry!

IsiXhosa Traditional Food

IsiXhosa Traditional Food

We went and spent a night at a backpackers called Elundini. They are in a traditional isiXhosa village. For supper we had the most famous maize dish in the Xhosa cruisine is umngqusho. We then in the morning went to make our own bread dough, then fetch fire wood from cutting down trees. We then put our dough on the fire and cooked it and enjoyed the sweet traditional Xhosa bread.



#truedenim

The Wrangler InfiCool apparel that keeps you cool and confident while wandering

Denim finds

Denim finds

Wearing such comfy and stretchy jeans makes it easy to wear them during the hikes and climbing up trees even. Helping us find gems like this to capture.




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