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Joe King with Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell did not come into STA Travel today for an appointment with our consultant who is not called Joe King. But if he did, it would probably go a little something like this…

Ah, Simon Cowell – the man in the iron codpiece, talent finder, dustpan-hairstyle-genius and thin-lipped Lothario. When he pushed open my door, I briefly convinced myself that he’d come to whisk me away to world stardom. A glittery future of arena tours and TV appearances.

But alas, it wasn’t to be.

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Shakedown, Cape Town

Each week, we’ll be shaking down a new destination to lay down the mainstream spots, as well as taking a more underground angle.

This week in the Shakedown, we’ll be exploring one of the world’s most diverse cities, Cape Town.

Nestled between the magnificent Table Mountain and two lively oceans, Cape Town’s 3.5 million people make every effort to welcome visitors from around the world, and show them the time of their lives.

But before we dive in, let’s kick things off with a video of internet street trials sensation, Danny MacAskill, as he rolls through the city in familiar style.

Visitors from the UK need only prod their watches to adjust to the timezone, leaving the weight of jetlag to the east-to-west crowds.

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