Today I received my third email with the subject line “are you still alive?” or some variation thereof, so I figured it was time to clarify 🙂 I know I have become severely delinquent in my blogging the past few weeks — in my defense, in the past five weeks (give or take) since I left Vic Falls, I’ve been on eleven planes and seven 8+-hour bus rides, and slept in nineteen different beds, two tents, one overnight plane, and one hammock (Dar Es Salaam, where trying to sleep in the room was so unbearably hot that getting devoured by mosquitos on the hammock outside the room actually seemed desirable). As you can imagine, that has not left me with much quality time with my ipad.
I arrived in Gaborone yesterday and started my volunteer stint at UNICEF today, so now I’ll actually be staying in one place for a couple of months, and am officially re-committing to getting and staying up to date on my blogging. In the meantime, here’s a very quick update on what’s happened since my last post — more details and of course more photos to follow soon:
Northern Ethiopia — amazing history, culture, food, churches, and mountains!
The Kenyan coast (Mombasa & Diani) — more history, more flowers, and camels on the beach
A very exciting visit from Daniel, which included the best safari I’ve been on (lions and cheetahs and giraffes, oh my!, and that doesn’t even do it justice) and a quick trip to Zanzibar
All in all, a fantastic and very eventful five weeks 🙂