Every time before we go on a trip my dad will play the Willie Nelson song “On the Road Again.”
On the road again
Goin’ places that I’ve never been
Seein” things that I may never see agian
And I can’t wait to get on the road again
This is really the attitude I am going into this adventure with. I can’t say that I am not nervous about spending two weeks in Africa and I am not going to say that I am excited about the nearly 24 hours of travel involved to get to Africa (I’m not) but I do know that I am a college student and let’s face it, this is AFRICA. This is the only time I’ll probably be able to drop everything and go to another country for two weeks.
I am trying to go into this with no preconceived notions. I mean, how can I really? I’ve never experienced close to the culture shock in Africa but I know it’s something I will never be able to forget!
I think the blogging is one of the things that I am most excited about. I have always wanted to have a blog but, let’s face it, I never really thought anyone cared what I had to say but I think a travel blog will be the best way to start out my blogging career!
We are all so lucky to have the means and the opportunity to travel to Africa and because of this we have a duty to share the stories that we learn there.
Half way through the first day and already “This time for Africa” by Shakira is blasting, everyone is laughing, and Matt DoRwart (standing tall at 6′) is still talking about how concerned he is about not getting an exit row seat… I think it’s going to be a great trip!
And I can’t wait to get on the road again!