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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Monkey Business

This week's topic has me positively stumped.  Usually my week-long vacations are determined by a number of factors such as budget, holidays, and travel companions. Here I am with as much money as I need and a wide open globe.  The problem: I am a travel whore. I will go anywhere, do just about anything that sounds marginally entertaining, and follow anyone along on a merry adventure.  There are too many options, and I can't take the pressure of choosing just one. 
Instead of answering the question directly, I'm going to cheat a little, otherwise you'd get a random assortment of non-answers.  Ash confined us to a one-week time span, but in order to properly take the one vacation that I've been daydreaming about for almost a year now, I'm going to need a minimum of two weeks, preferably several more. 

I'm packing my rucksack and setting out to trek the mountain gorillas of Rwanda and Uganda.  I have a mental list of things to do before I die, and this currently sits at number one.  From what I've read, you hike through the forest, sometimes for hours, to track down a group, and then you are limited to 30 mins or 1 hour to be with them.  (This limits germs and disease transfer from humans to gorillas.)  Although you are also limited in the distance, just being in the same space with them would be magical!

That's basically it.  There are many more flora and fauna in Africa that would be incredible to see, not to mention the experience of an entirely different culture.  No doubt, I would also take in all of this things, but central focus definitely will be the gorillas.  I love them, and I can't wait to get there!  Also, did you see that cute European backpacker? I think he totally has the hots for me.  Maybe he can show me some of his native lands?
*Apologies for this post. I'm exhausted this week and my ability to compose logical sentences is waning; my ability to compose witty, funny, and/or interesting sentences is non-existent.*

3 tips left at the bar:

Andi said...

I don't know why, but this suprises me coming from you for some reason.

I think it sounds awesome and exhilerating! Can we also do the jeep driving through the safari and feed the giraffes from the top of the vehicle and speed along with the Zebras?

penelope said...

I'd wear a yellow hat and bring a backpack big enough to carry George home with me.

Quite adventurous you are! I can honestly say this sort of trip would never occur to me.

Megan said...

I'm with Andi, I was totally surprised by this choice. Absolutely awesome, though (for you). Um, I might just be too damn chicken to go to Rwanda. But I would love to hear all about it when you got back!