So here I am setting up my travel blog and finally being able to contemplate the journey ahead. The weekend has been full of ''hello and goodbye again's'' and now I am in the lovely Lavelle family home nice and full from not one but TWO vegetarian curries with my voice finally having a chance to recover from a hectic but fabulous few days (it's so wrong that you really can talk too much!)
Tomorrow I'm heading to Heathrow to climb aboard a carrier of dreams (and of course a horrid contributor to the global warming disaster) to Accra, Ghana, where I will hang around for a few days tyring to get a visa for Togo. Thereafter I will make the journey over the border to work with an NGO in Kpalime in the hope of being some use to the local community for a wee while..
As for after that I have some vague plans.. involving checking out the surrounding areas then heading east with a hope of getting to the rooftop of Africa.. I plan to start the trek up Kilimanjaro towards the end of June.. then I have until the end of August to get back to Accra for my flight home (with enough time to recover for my darling sister's wedding in September).
I absolutely love travelling and discovering the way other people live, and I've always wanted to do a little blog about my adventures; the rollercoaster rides of excitement, enjoyment and always emotional challenges... so finally here it is. I'm about to embark on my seven month trip in which I plan to find 'Africa', so please pop by every now and again for any updates on the latest stories...... full info