Thursday, March 10, 2016

YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN AFRICA....


YOU KNOW YOU'RE IN AFRICA....

When you're called Muzungu a hundred times a day!

You hear "Come to my shop" or "Come to my brother's shop!"

Some days are so hot, sweat drips off the tip of your nose.

You hear 'hello' one million times - I'm not exagerating.

Cool animals are everywhere - elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeast, monkeys, gorillas, Great White sharks, antelope, hippos, rhinos and hundreds of birds but only one snake!


It's a place where, except in South Africa, people eat to live.  Where's the fun in that?

Namibia has miles of dusty gravel roads and we found most of them!


The night sky is enormous.

Toilet paper?  What's that?

Wifi exists usually for brief and weak moments.

Beer, wine and local concoctions are plentiful but ice certainly isn't.

You've found the best pineapple in the world.

Chicken on a stick isn't that great.

People are poor but happy.

Hassle? No hassle!

Acacia trees are everywhere and their thorns can go right through the sole of your flip flop..


Meat is tough, even chicken sometimes.

Hot water in showers?  What's that?

Most days are sunny and the sky is blue but when it rains, you've never seen rain like this.  It comes down in buckets - straight down - and doesn't stop!

There are miles and miles and miles of desert.


So why visit Africa?  You will  never meet more curious, friendly and happy people-


 or see more wild animals anywhere else in the world-


The continent is huge and heavily populated with few resources yet they struggle on, working or not and survive.  I've had an unforgettable experience!





2 comments:

  1. This is deep felt reflective conclusion, you sound exhausted but full of wonder of all you have seen and experienced.....Holy Shxt what a trip X

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