Monday, July 15, 2013

A Travelife to South Africa with 2 friends, decided in 2 minutes



So there I was this morning in my office, catching up on work instead of living a Travelife, when one of my friends walked into my office unannounced.

He always does this, by the way, showing up when I least expect it.

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HOW ABOUT A TRAVELIFE TO SOUTH AFRICA?

But this morning I'd been thinking of him, actually, as well as of another friend, as I thought they'd be the perfect companions on a Travelife to South Africa.



Unfortunately, I'd thought of it while I was in Sri Lanka last week, but I hadn't gotten around to broaching the idea to them, as I'd been away for the last two weeks, living a Travelife in Sri Lanka.

Yes, sometine in the last few days, I'd made up my mind to go back to South Africa at the end of the year, and to go somewhere off the beaten track.

THREE BIG TRIPS FOR THE YEAR



My last three big trips for the year are Spain in September, Tanzania in October, and South Africa in November. I always stay home for December and enjoy the Christmas season.

Anyway, this friend had come into the office with his Mac and he was showing me photos he'd taken last week in some exotic and rather dangerous destination he'd just been to.

While looking at his photos, I suddenly said: "Hey. What are you doing in November? Want to come along to South Africa?"

He asked: "South Africa? Where exactly?"

NO IDEAS....YET



I shrugged my shoulders because I honestly didn't know.

I hadn't planned a single thing about a South Africa trip yet, as I'd just gotten inspired to do so last week while in Sri Lanka. But I was too busy then to do more than ruminate about it.

But anyway I replied: "Somewhere people don't really visit."




Last year, I'd already done Johannesburg, Kruger Park and the Cape Town area, which are the three most visited places in South Africa. It was a pretty wonderful trip in November, but it also meant that these destinations were out of the question -- for now.

Anyway, as simply as I had asked him, he'd also said "okay."

Just like that.

He'd even said yes for our other friend as well, as I was really thinking of asking both of them for what I'm sure will be an amazing South African adventure.

THAT'S IT FOR THE YEAR



So my year's done in terms of major trips, although I'm sure a couple more minor trips and one or two spontaneous ones will crop up between now and year-end.

South Africa, after all, was just decided over two minutes of conversation earlier this morning, in Manila living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.

Talk about spontaneity, here.




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