11.16.2012

Moving abroad...again.

As we prepare to move abroad in a few days for our epic adventure as a newly married couple, I can't help but remember the first time I left the country. It was 8 years ago, I was a junior in college, and it was life changing. I traveled from Florida to Zambia. I had never traveled that far from home and had never seen and could never imagine the poverty and culture I would see on this trip. I actually drove with my college girlfriends from Florida to New York. I took a flight from New York to Germany to  South Africa to Zimbabwe. Had layovers everywhere. We were picked up in Zimbabwe by a young couple in an overland truck and crossed the border into Zambia where we camped for over 2 weeks in a remote area of Zambia near Victoria Falls.  I will always treasure this experience. 

Here's a quote to end your week:

 "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views on men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one corner of the earth all one's lifetime." ~Mark Twain

Traveling no doubt has made me a better person, has changed my worldview, and continues to change it.  Enjoy these photos from my trip (can't believe I'm saying this) 8 years ago. Traveling truly is the only thing you pay for (besides stocks and bonds) that makes you more rich.


Our plane that landed in Zimbabwe (in 2004). This was before all the
violence started in Zimbabwe. I had never taken stairs to get off the plane
before and got such a kick out of just walking off and around the plane.

The Overland Truck that picked us up. Sides of the truck has those plastic
sides on it to protect us from the Baboons that were at the border between
Zambia and Zimbabwe- so they wouldn't jump in the truck and terrorize us.
Victoria Falls was absolutely breathtaking. It's one of the 7 natural wonders
of the world.

I love this photo. My face is so serious here. Ha! I'll never forget what I was
thinking. Best souvenir.