Kwisha + Asante. (the end & thanks)
All good things must come to an end. With the end of my adventure in Africa comes the end of this blog. I hope you have enjoyed it a fraction as much as i have enjoyed sharing my experiences with everyone.
It took me just over 30 hours to travel home from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Washington DC via Johannesburg, Senegal, and Atlanta. But what a trip it was! My adventure in Africa was incredible, and the experiences i've had over the past month will last a lifetime. Looking back i marvel at all the discoveries made, the fascinating things learned, the wonderful ideas shared, and the incredible people that i met. Truly.. i am very lucky.
Please check out the photos from my adventure. Though i took over 650 pictures while in Africa.. i've boiled it down to the best 200 for your viewing pleasure, complete with captions! Enjoy..
...to AJ for driving me to the airport at 5:30am and for use of his ski mask, to Mom and Dad for the super new sleeping bag, to Dana for the use of her Cape Town guidebook, to Sarah C. for the blog inspiration, to Aaron for the excellent pre-departure cd collection, to Grandma for the prayers that i would survive, to Sochieta for the inspirational emailgrams, to Lauren for the last minute sewing job, to cousin Tom for the Endurafit supershirt, to Father Mark for the Swahili lesson (where did you learn THAT?!), to Heather M. for the excellent TZ advice, to Mohammed for taking me to the mosque, to Hermes for the electricity convertor, to Andreas for the moonlight safari inspiration, to Dan for renting my room, to Uncle Kurt for the advice, to Jen for the amazing card and airport pickup, to Donovan at Bootsnall, to the DOC for the time off, to Janis for letting me borrow his trekking poles and for selling me those mountain pants..
..and thank you to EVERYONE who sent birthday wishes, added their comments to my posts, and especially THANK YOU FOR READING!!!
While in Africa i was inspired to no end. In addition to furiously writing in my journal, i composed numerous haiku poems along the way. This is one i'd like to share..
a miracle surrounds us -
blink.. and you miss it.