I am very excited – I am trying to keep my excitement contained but it is very hard. In approximately 48 hours I will be winging my way over to Kenya. It will be my first time visiting this amazing country and I can’t wait. I know how irritating it can be watching the excitement build while you are sitting in the office, starting to plan Christmas and the nights are drawing in – hence trying to contain my excitement.
I am quietly bouncing up and down inside with visions of giraffes and lions floating around in my head. I have no concept of what to expect in reality and it brings back the joy of travelling. We have become such proficient travellers now, that it is important to remember the joy of discovering new things, new cultures and new people. The last place I went to which was new to me was India a couple of years ago and what a culture-shock that was – I loved every minute of it! Then, I was a little bit sheltered because I went with family and stayed with family over there. This is slightly different because it is a work trip (I can hear you groaning in sympathy for my hard job!). We are lucky enough to be sampling safaris, bird watching, beaches and even staying in a tented camp for one of the nights. Suddenly the cute giraffes and lions in my head take on a sinister turn – surely a lion wouldn’t have too much trouble getting into a tent???!
I hope to be able to keep you posted on my return (if the lions don’t get me!).