Take me away

July 19, 2015


The most common question I would get from people when I told them I lived in Africa was always ‘what’s the wildlife like there?’ Unfortunately, I couldn’t amaze them with tales of lions and giraffes and safaris because I was living in The Gambia, in West Africa. Not all of Africa is a a safari. In fact, safari-esque wildlife is really best in the Southern and Eastern regions of the continent.

At best, I could tell them stories of monkeys and angry hippos. It was something, but it was disappointing for sure.

When I saw Miss Moss’ post about her African road trip, I caught my breath. To say her photos were beautiful is the understatement of the year. Her post inspired me with a healthy dose of wanderlust and a pretty severe twinge of nostalgia. Even days later, I can’t stop thinking about it. Her Africa experience was certainly different than my own, but a deep enchantment ran through both journeys. I am grateful for my time living in Africa. I miss it and the fearless person I was back then dearly.

Photo credit Miss Moss.


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