I’ve been following Casey Neistat for a while now. You could call me a fan. I especially love it when brands hand him a lot of money and ask him to do something with it. If you know of him you may remember the time he traveled as far around the world as possible with the budget Nike gave him. This time he’s done something awesome for Mercedes-Benz and their new CLA, what’s more, they’ve let him add his own brand of crazy.
If there’s one thing I’m really going to miss about the last three weeks, it’s going to be living half naked. I’ve swapped between two pairs of shorts and little else, and I’ve no idea where my shoes are. Of course I could cruise around Joburg or Cape Town in nothing but a pair of shorts, but I’d probably have loose change tossed at me as I walked down the street, which would be great if I was a regular pool player, or only used coin operated pay-phones, or visited wishing wells a lot, but I don’t. Soon I’ll have to put clothes back on, but here’s to days without them.
Who are Kerri Chandler and Quentin Harris, if you don’t know already? Well, I’ll leave the official introductions and bios till a little further down, to someone who knows a little more about them. What I can tell you is that they’ll be here to headline the next #HeinekenLiveAccess event – The Heineken Star Club which takes place end November in Joburg and Cape Town. We’ll be going, you and I, because I have tickets, for you, but we’ll get to those a little later.
Mercedes-Benz has just launched their new CLA, at the same time that I’m educating myself about cars, I’ve known next to nothing up to now. Coincidence? I don’t believe in it. I’m basically a car scientist right now, which means I can explain all those tricky things to you, like, what does an advanced duel-clutch 7-speed automatic transmission really mean? It means you’re not going to spill your takeaway coffee cause it’s a smoother ride. Or what about the 258 lb-ft. of torque to the front set of wheels? No, I’m actually asking you this one, I don’t know what that means yet, but it sounds impressive.
When you’ve packed five fresh crayfish into your rum laden fridge, enjoyed a sunrise walk to check the surf, taken delivery of a batch of freshly baked pao, and it’s not yet 8am, you know it’s going to be a good day. Carl and I are now in Baia dos Cocos. We have just started part two of Mission: Get Lost In Mozambique. It started a week ago, under very different circumstances.