‘A Trip With Ego’ Tour Diary Part 2: South Africa

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What began as a 17-date Australian/New Zealand tour has extended into quite the adventure for our audio visual party friend EGO. Currently living the opportunity of flaunting his talents to our Indonesian and South African neighbours, Ego has been soaking up tour life quite interestingly, as seen in part one of his tour diary.

From missing flights to playing packed out venues before unwinding in his amazing accomodation, Ego has been keeping us posted on the life of an artist on the road. Check out his first entry HERE, exclusive to Purple Sneakers!

Once you’re all up to scratch, find out [below] what Ego‘s been up to in Bali since, before jetting off to Johannesburg!

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Chilling in Bali for a few days after my show there with a few buds who happened to be holidaying there at the time.

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Caught a ferry over to Nusa Penida, which I think roughly translates to ‘Island with no Sunscreen’. It’s pretty rad, incredibly beautiful, and bugger all tourists. But there’s no sunscreen.

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We paid a guy to take us out in his boat to some reputed Sunfish and Manta Ray spots.

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Some rad diving (a chance to practice my Nirvana album art impressions)

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And a chance to grab a little stock footage for future projects 🙂 But no Sunfish or Mantas.

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Then did the compulsory Bali motorbike hire to explore the island from across land.

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Rode through stunning rural villages, past banana plantations and mango trees, to these mega cliffs on the other side. Looking down we could see the Manta rays that had eluded us earlier swimming below, waving their wings above the surface and splashing around in the sun. Pretty. Darned. Amazing.

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Then like that it was back to the airport, on a plane, and a few zzz’s later waking up in Johannesburg for the South African leg of the tour.

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This is my first time in South Africa. It’s so similar to Aus in so many ways but so very different on so many levels. Johannesburg you really appreciate that you’re in Africa with all the pressures and realities that come with it.
Managed to catch an impromptu DJ set by Joe Goddard and Raff Daddy (2 Bears) on a street corner in Soweto, throwing down UK garage while local dance crews busted out in front. Really surreal.”

Words by Hannah GalvinEgo.

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SEE ALSO:

‘A TRIP WITH EGO’ TOUR DIARY: BALI
WATCH ‘A TRIP WITH EGO’ VIDEO MIXTAPE

EGO ANNOUNCES SOUTH AFRICAN & AUSTRALASIAN TOUR DATES

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