I’m in the Seattle airport part way on a trip half way around the world. For about the fourth time in just over a year.
What the heck am i doing?
In January and February of last year i was in Peru and Ecuador. Then two trips to China in the time since.
Now I’ll be in South Africa on Saturday. I have a 12 hour layover there. Pepper and Jordan will be meeting me there and then we’ll fly to Harare, Zimbabwe together.
I like my friend Orin’s stance on travel – no regrets about spending money to travel. He’s right. And I’ve got a honeymoon trip to Central America that we’re planning.
Anyway – this trip. We’re meeting Brooke (a friend of pepper’s from the school in China) who has been working outside of Harare for a year. In the last 10 years, Zimbabwe has transformed from the “breadbasket of Africa” to a country of corruption, runaway inflation, and food and fuel shortages.
Sounds like an adventure! We’ll be visiting Victoria falls, going to a park where we can ride elephants and walk with lions, and seeing a bit of Botswana and Zambia along the way.
It is just a quick trip – but i’m sure it will be great. It is a new continent for me, a few countries (I should be setting foot in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, and Senegal) and we have a new camera for the family to document our adventure – a Nikon D90. Expect some far superior photos!