A couple weeks ago, a bunch of us local Instagrammers got an email from Craig Rodney, the head honcho at Cerebra, inviting us on an Instawalk on Friday the 28th of March, that was sponsored by Vodacom. Sounded great. What better way to spend your Friday afternoon than missioning around Joburg with your mates and taking photos, right?
We got the address to the meeting point, which seemed to be an abandoned building in Jeppestown. We each received a goodie bag with the new 4-in-1 Olloclip. Hmmm, these guys really know how to butter us up.
We headed to the rooftop and waited for everyone to arrive. So, being Instagrammers with short attention spans, we started entertaining ourselves..
When everyone finally arrived, we got told that we were being shuttled to a secret rendezvous point. Rad! We had absolutely no idea what to expect. So after a bit of driving we ended up at Rand Airport. Okay, cool, we thought. We’re gonna take photos of planes and stuff. Different to the usual routine. Until they started handing out indemnity forms. Hold on, what?!
Then this happened.
Oh, and this too.
There are no words. Flying shotgun in a helicopter is one of the coolest things I’ve done in my life. I’ve bungee jumped and done a scad freefall, but those just made me shit myself. Sure, there’s an adrenalin rush, but for me, nothing compares to doing a helicopter flip over Jozi. What a rush!
Once we were done, we headed back to the rooftop in Jeppestown, to discover that we had burgers and craft beer waiting for us. WIN! Again, we had to wait for the others to arrive, so obviously, we took more photos.
These are just my shots, go see everybody else’s incredible photos from the Instawalk, by searching for the #vodawalk hashtag on Instagram. You won’t be disappointed. You can also read about @timvanrooyen‘s experience here, and @2summers‘ experience here.