So I said I would post this like, 2 weeks ago. How embarrassing...
But here I am, new post and new news!
I am going on my next adventure this August. I'm going to Kenya, a vibrant and jazzy country on the coast of East Africa.
- It is much cheaper; accommodation/food/in-country transport are usually included.
- You usually live with local people, so you get much more cultural insight than a package holiday.
- Charity organisations have good contacts in-country, so you can get good advice on how to travel around the country during your stay, much more cheaply too.
- You meet other volunteers and make good friends from around the world.
- You get a great number to add to the CV.
- Safari. It just has to be done.
- Meet the Maasai warriors. Jump with them?
- Stand on the Equator. I'd be setting foot in the southern hemisphere for the first time.
- Try Nairobi street food. Apparently it's really good and it got soul, bro!
- At least see Mt. Kenya. Climbing it might be a bit ambitious. I might go as far as seeing Kilimanjaro if I'm extremely ambitious!
I might even get a bonus adventure this time, like when I visited Dubai on my way home from Nepal last year. I have two routes to Kenya, via Dubai or via Amsterdam. I haven't made my mind up which to take yet, but I can either:
- Travel via Amsterdam: spend a few days there walking along the canals, drinking coffee and getting stoned.
- Travel via Dubai: I've already done Dubai, so I was thinking of travelling from there into neighbouring Oman to have a little peek at the real Middle-East.