Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Shout Out To Africa

Last year, I wrote a post for Writer’s Workshop about a dream trip that I’d like to take. I’ve been lucky though because over the years I have taken some amazing trips. My first travel experience was spending the summer traveling around Ireland and England after I graduated from college. That sparked a love for visiting places abroad. Since then I’ve been back to England a couple of times, and have also had adventures in France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and Switzerland. With the exception of Switzerland, I’ve made return trips to those countries as well. Every single trip was a great journey either because of the sights, the people, or the food, but usually a combination of the all three.

With that being said, the most incredible journey I have taken was my trip to South Africa and Zambia. I’m not sure what made it my trip of a lifetime thus far because everything about it was incredible. However, I think the fact that the trip from Los Angeles to the southern part of the continent is very, very long (I spent a of total of 52 hours in the air on this trip), and its almost cost prohibitive airfare made me savor each and every minute of my time there.

Whether is be the city of Cape Town…

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or the people…
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or the animals…
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I’d love to go back, but for now it was a once in a lifetime trip.



  1. Loving loving loving those photos! Now I want to go there! But 52 hour in the air???? I'm not sure I could hack that. Maybe I can get there on a leisurely cruise?

  2. I think it's the People. I love the photo of the people walking away.
    Did you go as a group on a guided tour or did you just do this on your own?
    Your Friend, m.

  3. I really want to go there, but 52 hours in the air? I would have to be drugged up the whole time! Beautiful photos.

  4. Show off! I'm officially jealous! AND...I have commented. I commented on I'm siiick!

  5. This looks wonderful. I have always wanted to go on safari in Africa. I am jealous you have been there.

  6. @mark
    we traveled independently for the most part, with some tours booked once we were there for certain things. Our 3-day game drive was a package thing which work out really well because our guide was so so good..we saw things we'd never see driving our own car.

  7. I lived in South Africa for 3 years. You are "gets inside" of you! Your pictures are PHENOMENAL!!