Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What Kenya do?

After having watched this brilliant piece of convincing journalism, sponsored by the Kenyan Tourist Elimination Bureau, I've decided to go to Eastern Africa:

Their main point seems to be that Kenya isn't Norway, which is great. I've been in Norway for 6 weeks now, and all the country can offer me is a job, pleasant temperatures and whining locals. This is not good enough in 2012, richest country in the world!!1!

I've done a lot of research on Africa, so I know exactly what I'm in for. The only slight problem is that I am going to Africa together with this:

(Transcript: "There are a lot of ants here. Waaaah! I just realized I'm sitting almost in a spider web!")

Fortunately, the movie was recorded before I met this person. I do believe I have taught her well, so this might work out still.

First we're going to live on a farm for four days, in a safe distance from Nairobi. As the farm (http://swaraplains.com/) is huge, 81 square kilometres, and the bush is full of cheetahs, I'm pretty sure we'll be able to pass the time there. Most of the time we'll just be walking around, on our own. We can do this, because supposedly there are no lions, rhinos, elephants or buffalo there, so the chance of being eaten or trampled is manageable. They do have ants, though, which may be a problem for someone who isn't me.

Then we'll be going on a tour of the main national parks of Kenya and Tanzania. The full probably itinerary is at http://www.exodus.co.uk/holidays/aqw/itinerary if you want to see it, but the short version is sufficient to me: Masai Mara, Nakuru, Serengeti, Ngorongoro og Amboseli. Woohoo! (That last one isn't one of the places, but my little cry of pleasure.)

As a bonus, on our way home we grab another country, Qatar, where we'll walk around for a full day mumbling something about crazy rich people.

I intended to blog about my pilgrimage through Italy this summer, but due to no miracle providing me with more time, that will have to wait. (Shame on You, oh Lord!) The photos, however, are ready for you to see, so do have a go at http://www.pvv.org/~bct/via/ and see how many you can manage before needing a break.

I bet there's plenty of broadband Internet connection to be found in Africa, so there will probably be lots and lots of blog entries here shortly.

Cowabunga! (Swahili for goodbye for now, I think.)