New Year, New Adventures
Fashion Jan 21, 2019
Go boldly beyond.
Your face feels like ice. Hands, frigid. The scarf around your neck isn’t tight enough as your boots trudge on the frozen ground. Your ski jacket insulates you a little. Enough that you can draw ragged breaths. If not for the ski mask, those breaths would be sprinkled with ice particles.
But you look at your Garmin and check the GPS on it. You’re in the right place. You look up. And then you see it. The night sky flashes with luminescent green, it flows through the upper atmosphere like a ripple, and illuminates all around you.
It’s at once both ominous and spectacular. For the first time in your life, you’ve witnesses aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights.
Here, in the frozen upper parts of Sweden.
The wilderness around you is still, as if beholden to this magic. Strange crackling sounds, much like radio chatter, reaches your ears, as you watch the light display flow across the sky.
That’s why you’ve journeyed so far from your life in Johannesburg. It’s why you trekked for kilometres outside Oslo. To see this amazing addition to your bucket list.
And now it’s been ticked off.
Make the most of your life.
We all have our resolutions for New Year’s. Chances are, one of yours was to try new things. That’s a frequent one. How many of us actually remember to do so once the busy year kicks in full force? To do everything they’ve wanted to do?
This is more than just trying a new look at the hair dresser. This is about experiencing other worlds on our planet, and other cultures than the ones we grew up with. The Earth is an incredible place.
Have you thought was another ice-cold holiday, this one where temperatures can reach -50 degrees? The last continent… the furthest south. There are research stations to join for six months and live in the most unforgiving conditions the world has ever seen. But it’s perfect for those with adventurous spirits. We only live once. Make once more than enough.
We have what you need.
Cape Union Mart is perfect for stocking up on necessary supplies before you go on your personal journey of self-discovery. All the equipment you need, from bags, jackets, boots, to Garmins, utility knives, and more.
And, because you definitely want some entertainment on your travels, so stop by Bose for the best headphones in the world, including noise cancelling.