Two weeks from now, I’m going to be reaching a milestone- my fifth continent.
I’ve been thinking about Africa for a long, long time. It’s not a cheap destination, whichever country you choose to visit. Getting around the continent isn’t cheap either, and Africa is so diverse that it would be a shame to settle for just one country, if you have the time to hang on a little longer.
For many years, both these factors -time and money- have conspired to take me away from exploring this part of the world.
Before September 2012, time had always been an issue for me. Getting time off from work to travel was always a challenge, but now that I don’t have a regular office job, I no longer have that problem (I don’t have as much money as I used to either, but I’m happier now and I’ve learnt to get by with what I have).
And so all of a sudden, Africa became a possibility.
I’m going to be flying into Cape Town later this month. From there, I’ll be travelling overland into Namibia. After that, my route gets rather interesting, because…well, because it’s not confirmed yet.
I’m going to be alone for the first two and a half weeks, before I meet up with a friend in the last leg of my trip. I won’t be by myself throughout those first two weeks, so although I’m getting the usual pre-trip jitters, I’m more or less confident that I’ll be all right.
But wish me luck anyway, okay?
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