Wow, it’s been quite a journey so far. I realize the posts have dissipated recently and I apologize – I’ll have a few over the coming days to make up for it!
Last time I wrote was in South Africa, so here’s a few little synopses so you understand what’s gone down since then:
- Flight to Zimbabwe. I’m not sure how much people really know about this country, but it’s not doing so hot. It’s the place that began printing the hundred-trillion dollar bill because the Zimbabwean dollar was super extra devalued. There’s also the president/dictator Robert Mugabe who, for lack of a better word, is a monster.
- Quick note: The first four countries I visited on this trip have the worst leaders. (‘Merica – Trump, Brazil – Temer, South Africa – Zuma, Zimbabwe – Mugabe)
- Flew here to see Victoria Falls because Victoria Falls.
- Super nice people, lots of wildlife, lots of poverty.
- Crossed Vic Falls border to Livingstone, Zambia. As of this posting the country is in a State of Emergency but everyone was chilling when I went.
- Couldn’t get US dollars in Zimbabwe because “the ATM runs out of money at 9am, sometimes it does not have any at all” so I only had South African Rands as currency to pay for my Zambian visa at the border.
- Zambia does not accept South African Rands as currency to pay for your visa.
- The border agent sent a text and twenty minutes later a sketchy guy came to exchange my SAR for USD, pulls out at least $10,000, and trades me right in the border office.
- HAVE. YOU. SEEN. A. FULL. GROWN. BABOON??? Well I did for the first time at this border and I swear thought I had entered some sort of alternate-reality-demon’s lair. They’re huge. They’re smart. THEY’RE HUGE – like pre-teen human size. And you know baboons are bad because they attacked Tarzan.
- Bussed on up to Lusaka, Zambia (which I honestly did not realize was the capital until I arrived).
- Watched Zambian soap operas in not-English for six hours because the volume was turned up to a deafening 1,000,000 decibels on this bus ride.
- Flew to Nairobi, Kenya and stayed in a nice hotel because I
deserved itmessed up my AirBNB reservation.
- Booked a 3-day safari to Maasai Mara (which will have an entire separate post).
- Had these really average beef samosas that gave me food poisoning and ruined all chances of clubbing & casinos with the sole friend abroad I had in Africa before this trip.
- Flew to Seychelles
- I actually cannot say anything about this because it also needs an entire post.
- I’m here now. Typing this.
So that’s what has happened in the couple of weeks since Cape Town! I love comments and questions, so feel free to ask away.