Well, I may have missed the A-Z blogging Challenge of April 2013, but a new month brings new ideas, I as we have 26 days left in May (one for each letter of the alphabet), I thought I would challenge myself to write an A-Z on Travel!
When I first started blogging back in January 2012, I was determined to write a blog every day, but what with climbing Kilimanjaro and training for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, I come up a little short with just 344 blogs in 466 days!
Therefore, my May resolution is to get back on track, and today is the first day of my very own blogging challenge.
A is for Africa…
If you have read any one of my previous 344 blogs, you will have probably found the word ‘Africa’ hiding somewhere amongst the text! A continent that I am still in the midst of exploring, Africa is exciting, enchanting, and offers the most exhilarating wild animal encounters, and if you like the idea of seeing something different on your next holiday, Africa should definitely be on your bucket list.
My first introduction to the African continent was back in 2008 when we offered the chance to work in Cape Town, South Africa on a two-year contract. At first, I was unsure, my parents were horrified, and I had so much paperwork to sort out for our beloved Cocker Spaniel that I never thought we would actually get there. But five blood tests (the dog, not us!), one long-haul flight, and a bottle of South African Sauvignon Blanc later, we knew that Cape Town was a very special place indeed, and that we would have no problem calling the Mother City ‘home’.
Leaving South Africa was one of the hardest moves we have ever had to make (and we’ve lived in eight different countries so far!), so when we decided to open our own travel company, we knew that Africa was going to be one of the destinations we would promote.
Since returning to Europe, we have visited Africa several times, and in order to grow our African portfolio (we only promote tried and tested routes!), we look forward to uncovering more of Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Congo, Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique and Madagascar on our future trips below the equator.
A is for Africa… Let us see where B takes us!