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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

African Travel Truths

Truth#1 The time the bus arrives at your station is in direct relation to how quickly you walked down a sandy road carrying your luggage. If you walk fast it will be one hour late.

Truth #2 Losing 6 pounds will not make the narrow bus seats any larger or more comfortable.

Truth #3 No matter how many times you do it, peeing in a  grassy field with 50 other people and no bushes to hide behind, is no less awkward

Truth # 4 Knowing snakes fear you more than you fear them brings no comfort when you're walking through a field in the dark and the grass rustles.

Truth # 5 Zambian pop music blasting through the bus speakers at midnight is not improved by the lady next to you singing along in a falsetto voice.

Truth # 6 You will always be in your heaviest sleep when immigration boards the bus or you reach your destination.

Truth # 7 Even though you tell yourself that the hotel mosquito net is there to protect you from dangerous disease carrying mosquitoes it will still be claustrophobic.

Truth # 8 The moment your head hits the pillow after a 16 hour bus ride is when blog ideas will pop into your head. 

Truth #9 Your son and husband are guaranteed to moan and groan if you turn on your mini-laptop to jot down the above ideas so you can sleep in peace.

What are the traveling truths you've discovered?

9 comments:

  1. #5 made me laugh....and wonder what Zambian pop music sounds like!

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  2. I just read a great book about a family living in Uganda called "First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria" and this post could have been taken directly out of that book!

    Hugs & love,
    Mimi

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  3. That's just the way it works, isn't it?? Can be frustrating!!!

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  4. So funny, any live chickens on the bus?

    On the bright side, you didn't get car sick, did you? Maybe I'm sorry I brought that up. Sorry.

    That's the reason you call it Amy's Assorted Adventures! It's always an adventure!!!

    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  5. Truth: I don't want to stay in a motel where a mosquito net is required. I just spent 45 minutes chasing a fly out of my office.

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  6. And I'm sure it saved my life.

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  7. I too am curious as to what Zambian pop music sounds like!

    And #9 happens quite often in our house! :)

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  8. Popping over here from Elizabeth Esther's blog. Thank you for the early morning giggle! Delightful!

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