A trip starts with a thought. I know that. And after the thought comes an idea, and a plan, and possibly a strategy. And that's all fine. However, to make a dream of far off lands come true one has to find the time to leave. And therefore, as of today, my African trip of 2008 has officially started, since I did as the headline implies.
Sometime around mid-February through all of March I'll be wearing khakis and a pith helmet, hunting* down the big five** and generally be amazed by that awesome continent right south of mine.
But miles to go and all that. Flights, safari bookings, visas and vaccinations has to be taken care of prior to departure, and thus the blogging comes early this year.
And those words heading the 'about me'-column to the right and the 'about the blog'-paragraph above are my feeble attempt at Swahili. With reservations for probable misspelling and less-than-impressive grammar they are meant to mean:
Ala kulli hali... Anyway...
Mwandishi aliyeandika hadithi The writer who wrote the story
The adventure begins at home!
*) With my camera
**) The lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo