Continental drift: Definition - The state of exctitement and heightened awareness in which a long-distance traveler consistently finds him/herself. It may produce elatement, sweaty palms, huge expenditure of cash, and bugged eyes.
Yep, boys and girls! It’s almost time to shove off to a new continent for awhile! Europe has been fun, but Africa is calling us back. This time we will head to the southern tip of the African continent to just a handful of countries that we travelers like to call “South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, and Namibia”. If you are a non-traveler, you probably call them “South Africa, Huh?, Excuse me?, Where’s that, and Is that near the Congo?”. We recently bought our plane tickets through Air France flying from London, England to Johannesburg, South Africa. Air France means we get to enjoy a bit of wine, cheese and a few croissants on our way, so that made us very happy in itself. The plan is to rent a car and drive to all 5 countries over the course of around a month. We fly to Africa on July 6th and return to England on August 4th. Our trip to Africa shoud include (hopefully) all of the following: Some type of volunteer service (let us know if you have any ideas), several different types of safaris (walking, 4×4, car, horseback), and visits to see cave art as well as dinosaur tracks. We have our mental lists prepared of the animals that we are most interested in seeing: zebra, rhinoceros, giraffe, elephant, leopard, lion, hippopotamus, cape buffalo. The Canon Rebel XTI is in full sports mode with the zoom lens ready! With any luck, those of you living vicariously at the moment should have an idea of what southern africa looks like in just over a month. Hope you’re as excited as we are!!!
We also purchased our tickets to fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina after our return from Africa and our week-long trip to Iceland in August. Whew! This is going to be one busy summer, or winter…Whatever…The idea is to travel in Argentina (including the glaciers of Patagonia), Uruguay, Chile, Peru (Macchu Picchu and Nazca Lines here we come!), and Ecuador (including a tour through the Galapagos Islands…oh, the turtles we will see!!!). South America should be a real treat…and I don’t just mean the massive steaks