What I love most about this preparation is that I get to meet all kinds of awesome people, strangers that are as close as best friends from all around the world. Just this morning I opened up my email to find that two women Sonia and Ainara from Columbia and Spain travelling through south and east Africa with their backpacks cared enough about my expedition to send me a message through the Couchsurfing app. Since Sonia and Ainara traveled through southern and eastern Africa they were kind enough to give me some great tips on safe routes and awesome images of their adventures.
Check out Sonia and Ainara’s amazing adventure through Africa on their blog; www.viajesconmochila.blogspot.com
Best of luck to the rest of your trips and thank you for your kind words of encouragement.