Been there, done that! Guys, what the experience! When they were telling us “once in a lifetime experience” we were considering… mostly our budget. Once in a lifetime, you can empty your wallet (with all attached bank accounts) and convince yourself, that it’s “a good idea”. Once in a lifetime, you can pay -for few … Continue reading Gorilla Tracking!
How to tell when you reached western-civilization-free zone? It’s quite simple. From here you’re surrounded by dozens of kids, following your every step in absolute silence, cut by a spontaneous outburst of laughter and high-pitched squeals. Here, mzungu was present only in the evening stories, so for villager’s kids, you’re like a monster from under … Continue reading When Google Maps failed, and Africa partied hard!
We entered Rwanda very pissed off at Tanzania mainland, country for tourists, not for travelers. Next time, with more money and hopefully more patience for arrogant catcalling assholes which are an inseparable part of a landscape, exactly like a wildlife to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater (but you don’t need to pay a fee to … Continue reading “I told you so!”: About this one time I didn’t want to be right (PART 1).
It’s not a secret that we’re crossing Africa in…let’s call it: most affordable way. OK, we’re traveling like peasants and we’re proud of it. We’ve put aside binge drinking, and every day we need to decide on good food or tolerable accommodation. Let’s face it, if one of you will ask me for my banking … Continue reading Peasants on Zanzibar – Paradise on a budget.
Before we even started this trip on the other side of the equator, before we had a plan or money, before Mischievous Peregrination ( the name that tangled quite a few English tongues), there was a dream, simple thought „I want to go to Africa” and behind this, no explanation. No answer to “why?” just … Continue reading Zanzibar.
There are countless travelers (yep, we’re not the craziest ones!) and therefore articles and videos stating how great traveling solo is and why everybody should do it at least once. Don’t get me wrong, I agree, I think solo trips are the best and even Africa was planned as a one-person expedition. What happened? This … Continue reading Few reasons to travel together.
Packing again… No matter what place we’re calling “home” and how long we’re staying there, things are mysteriously multiplying and growing larger. Then leaving, hard on its own, but no, we have to pack yet. It’s like reminding your clothes, sleeping bags, shoes and many other “necessary” items that they have the ability to… magically … Continue reading How to pack for a long journey?
Southern Africa, in all its differences, is like Europe in one thing – different languages, including names for pap/ nshima/ sadza (oh, you know, this stuff made of maize you’re eating with your hands and using as a spoon for gravy), changing climate zones and people are glued together with the same history. Like in … Continue reading Smell of change.
I have no idea what to write about. We’re sitting in Cape Maclear almost a month. Nothing new is happening, we’re outside of the real world, with no outsiders except tourist, and, oh wait…. we’ve met amazing people and we’re staying in a paradise. Have I written about that? I have no idea how it’s … Continue reading Cape Maclear.
African borders. We already crossed few of them, and trust me – none of them was easy. When we were crossing the one with Botswana, we had problems with Radek’s visa, he kind of overstayed his South African one for two months. Not a big deal… so they wanted him to stay in the country … Continue reading Borders.