FOUR MONTHS IN AFRICA 2018-03-23T13:49:06+03:00

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My humble opinions and advices in particular about Africa, in general about traveling:

  • Go to Africa.
  • People are friendly, helpful, respectful and kind. Cheerful and peaceful in the regions where civil war is not much experienced.
  • Local transportations “Chicken buses” are a legend. It is exhausting but every minute is another adventure and entertainment. You will have the most colorful, interesting and satisfying experiences of your life on these journeys.
  • Africa is an expensive travel destination. The accommodation facilities and parks serve over the dollar and euro and do not have the standard as in the Western countries. The fact that 99 percent of the products in the markets are imported is also an expensive travel destination.
  • The cheapest way to travel around the world is by hitchhiking, cycling, motorbike or renting a car with at least two people. But it should be very cautious if it is to be done with the provinces where hitchhiking is not recommended in Africa.
  • Taking a life-threatening for money is not a trip. Back home a few days early but healthy. You must be alive to get out on your next journey.
  • It is economical and comfortable to rent camping equipment with more than one person. Nevertheless, public transports must be experienced.
  • If you travel with individual facilities like myself but not through a tour company, you should visit this geography as young and as healthy as possible. The major factor that has made Africa a difficult travel destination is the fact that transportation is passing through old and crowded vehicles on bad roads and without a time schedule.
  • Women also work harder than men in Africa as always. I can even say that men are lazy in some areas.
  • They look like 10-15 years younger than their ages.
  • They are always ready to laugh.
  • The words what I can choose from the nonstop songs on public transport are “Whatsapp, Facebook, Hallelujah…” Have a good sleep Africa!
  • I fell in love with African children. They are as important as all the children of the world, but they are different. When these children are sad, their eyes are fogging, spreading all over their faces. These children’s faces do not fall, their faces are shaded. These kids do not look sad, these kids are sad. These kids are not looking angrily, these kids are accepting. These children do not throw themselves to the ground with flopping, these children sigh by two drops of tears.
  • Children do their own business. A 1-year-old baby eats own food. Children aged 7-8 are washing their clothes themselves, helping with housework. They carry miles of water with their yellow jugs on their heads, unfortunately. No pertness, no nerves, no caprice. They are social and cheerful because they do not have electronic games. They do their toys by making shapes of plastic or wood, or by combining everything they find.
  • Many people in rural areas do not have vehicles, even an old bicycle is luxurious. The most important and unique means of transportation are the legs. They get over kilometers by running or walking. There are thousands of Ussein Bolt in the villages.
  • The Internet is slow and expensive.
  • Make sure you have cash. There was no money in Zambia neither banks nor in ATMs. But the exchange bureaus were working.
  • There are a lot of clothing market seven there is not a factory. When I asked in a few countries the answer was the same: “Churches are collecting aid worldwide and selling it to the public with the government.”
  • Bargain everywhere. They think we’re too rich to be white, its true in a way. If your budget is available, do not bother yourself and other people. After all, they are in more difficult situation than we are in any case. At least you know where your money goes and you get service. This is some kind of help.
  • You should wear ordinary and old clothes as much as possible so that they do not look like a tourist. It is obvious that we are foreigners because of our skin color, but at least it is beneficial to behave like someone who lives there and knows the region. Cute and stylish dresses, cool glasses, jewelry and watches in the social media can be very appreciated, but the purpose is not that and should not that.
  • They have something in common with us: They do it as if they do not know it.
  • They are very cautious and respectful towards animals. They never make a show of courage. They don’t say, “I’m African, nothing will happen to me.” This is one of the things they are different from us.
  • I can describe the laughter of Africans as: Whistle, singing, heiyyyyyyy hihiiii ei, childish jump, spinning around themselves, chest closure, hand clapping, light screaming, a mouth that reaches the ears, huge white teeth, a theater display in the light of smiling eyes.
  • Raising their heads up means “no”, not “yes”.
  • If you are an alone lady, keep pepper gas in your pocket against the possibility of being out in the late hours or go into a neighborhood that is not inadvertently. There is no paranoia, there is a measure. Keep going.
  • Bungee jumping and rafting are the adventures. Discussing with the official staff, shouting, challenge is not the adventure, it is irrational. Smiling face and sweet talk open every door, it is fixed with experience. If not, do not force it.
  • It is pleasant to read heartwarming, flowery, seamless, romantic trip blogs, but it is not realistic. Just like when you see the natural state of a photographed landscape that is photoshopped, you are living your disappointment.
  • Traveling alone is expensive and hard in all over the world.
  • Some hostels do not deserve positive comments on sites like Tripadvisor. I suspect that commentators leave a positive opinion for free accommodation.
  • Do not waste your money in the western countries. Visit the African and Asian continents unchanged yet.
  • Thanks to the development of technology, travel becomes expensive with ease. Rather than wait for the money to save, it’s more logical to go out and work on travel.
  • Uninterrupted (without returning to the home) world tour can be attractive and realized. But it is natural that the break in the spiritual and bodily danger of health. After all, the world travelers do not come from Mars, their homes are on Earth also.
  • Why angels are searched in seminars, books, development programs! Save the money you will give them, buy tickets and get out of the way. The angels are on the way.