"So, why Africa?" is a question we hear often. Well, why not Africa?
Glenn and I met in 2000 and set out on our first adventure together in 2002, I guess you could say that we learned a lot and decided that together we have more fun than we do alone.
I am truly a wanderer by nature, but traveling for the sake of traveling isn't what propels us. I am sure Glenn has his own reasons for wanting to explore the world, but my reasons are simple: I LOVE new experiences. Yes, I can, and do, have them at home, but at home things are predictable. In any given situation, I usually know what to expect, I understand the social scripts of my homeland and have a certain sense of 'knowing' a particular experience or outcome; but when I travel, I am not the one knowing, everything is so new, so unknowable. The social scripts that a particular group of people abide by are learned over a lifetime, not in one visit. So there is a sense of mystery, vulnerability and curiosity that accompanies even the most simple tasks, when you are a visitor. I love this. Travel reminds me that I am one tiny little (albeit sparkly) thread in this big tapestry called life...Glenn agrees.