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Our TCT's don't just go international, they are also international babes and Jenny is no different. This week's TCT hailing from Namibia is inspired to travel due to the diversity in the people she meets. Jenny shared with us her travel journey, the exact moment she caught the travel bug, some destinations we should add to our list, and more!
Tell us about yourself! Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do? What inspires you to travel?
My name is Jenny Kweyo, and I am a fulltime banker and photographer. Who loves and enjoys travelling the world (when time allows). I am from the beautiful and diverse country called Namibia, located on the southwestern coast of Africa. I believe that the beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people. And that is my biggest travel motivation, to learn beyond what I know because one can never know enough and to appreciate the natural beauty of the world.
What experience caused you to catch the travel bug?
In 2016, I took my first ever girls’ trip to Suncity Resort, South Africa. We stayed at the resort for six full days and my view on life was changed since then. We learned a lot from the local people, their culture and history and in the process, we made new friends. The most important lesson I took away from the trip was the true meaning of sisterhood, and together we will always have Suncity. Since then I’ve been traveling with my girl-friends around the world and within my own country. Having shared experiences and making memories with the people you love is a blessing.
What is the most underrated place you've visited and why should people jump at the chance to go?
Something can be good and still be underrated right? Philippines is breathtaking and totally unexpected! I was blown away by the beautiful islands and deeply humbled by the grace, kindness and warmth received from the locals. I did the West tour which included island hopping from Puerto Princesa /Palawan, to Port Barton, Elnido and Coron. There’s a place called Twin Lagoon in Coron, which felt like I was dreaming. I have come to realize that some places cannot be put in words, but to be experienced. I am planning an East Tour to the Philippines in the next two years. I am excited.
Out of all the places you've traveled to, which one could you see yourself living for a prolonged period of time and why?
Without a doubt, Cape Town in South Africa! I’ve lived in Cape Town for a full year in 2010, and have visited almost every other year, for a few days or a week and more. I’ve been to Robben Island, Table Mountain, Hiked to the top of Lion’s Head, I’ve visited Museums and I’ve been to most beaches, partied the night away in the streets of Long Street and yet I still have not seen it all. There is more to explore and see. Muizenberg beach will be the first place I visit when I set foot in Cape Town.
What was your most memorable travel experience and what made it so memorable?
Ever since first seeing Instagram photos of people swinging over rice fields and over magnificent jungles of Bali. I knew I had to experience it for myself. When I the entered the ‘Bali Swing’ place, I screamed Paradise. It’s a different world in there. It’s green. It’s blue. It’s everything I never imagined. They take you on a journey, give you twenty different coffees to taste from as you move along the “jungle”, they school you on how they produce the coffees and show you the animals most of the beans come from, it’s insane! The way I imagined the swing was completely different, we found more than one swing, there were so many other different kinds of swings that I never saw before, it’s a different world in there, and I would do it again.
Where else can folks find you?
You can find me at the IG and twitter handles below: IG: @jennykweyo Business IG page: @jkphotography_nam Twitter: @jenniferkweyo
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