Five months. That means I’m over halfway through my trip now (sad!). It was another absolutely spectacular month of travel. No time for small talk, let’s cut straight to the adventures.
This Month’s Happenings:
1. Hitchhiked the Trans-Kalahari Highway from Botswana to Namibia (and made it to the coast of Namibia in one day by a small miracle).
2. Went skydiving on my birthday the next morning in Swakopmund. Amazing!
3. Went on a six-day safari to Etosha National Park and Sossusvlei (famous sand dunes) with Chameleon Safaris.
4. Spent two amazing weeks in Cape Town
5. Visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many other political activists were imprisoned during apartheid.
6. Took the cable car up Table Mountain for magnificent views.
7. Went to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope.
8. Took a day trip to Simon’s Town (where there are penguins!), Kalk Bay, and St. James, fishing villages along the coast.
9. Spent two Saturday afternoons at the Old Biscuit Mill, a funky, crowded market with delectable food options.
10. Made a new friend Nomonde in the township of Langa, spending the afternoon learning about apartheid and eating at her magnificent restaurant.
11. Flew to Bangkok, where I met my college friend (yes, I’m no longer a solo traveler for now!), stayed 1 night and then took the train to Cambodia.
12. Visited Angkor Wat, the largest religious structure in the world, along with other equally as amazing temples.
13. Lounged in a hammock bar overlooking rice fields in Siem Reap. The U.S. really needs these!
14. Rode on a bamboo train in Battembang and visited another beautiful temple.
15. Enjoyed street food every day in Cambodia- including fresh fruit shakes. Yum!
Wow. When you write it down it’s crazy. I think, “Really Laura? Is that all you did in a month’s time?” (hint: sarcastic tone involved). Today I’m hiking two small mountains to see more temples and then partaking in a cooking class this evening. Can’t wait!