The Epic African Adventure Thread

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  1. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Is that the first time you've been pilfered over there?
    Enjoy that lake.
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    I had some sunglasses stolen out of my backpack while at a concert in Botswana, that's the only other one.
  3. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    You are fortunate.
    How's the rowing? I'm envious.
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    I'll start paddling in a day or two, we will see how it goes. I'll probably be out of internet contact for a few weeks, but if a month goes by and I'm not back, I'm probably dead, haha :p
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    86mcss Devouring your Soul

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    not cool bro. i am only replying to this because i believe in stupid coincidences.
  6. mistawiskas

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    It is rather shakey in a few areas over there. Watcher back my man!
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    Whoah, did you drink the water or something?
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    Probably came from the fish I ate. I've been drinking the water the whole time, but I always use a tablet to treat it.
  10. mistawiskas

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    But, you're OK now? You didn't get some weird dissease that sticks with you the rest of your days did you? ;)
    If the fish gave you worms, just chew some tobacco and swallow the spit. :)
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    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Sucks that you got robbed. I have a buddy that hiked all the way up Route 1 through Central America, and he said he got robbed so much that after a while he didn't even mind. He had nothing left to of value for them to take. And then they took his shoes. :eek:
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    Yah, so far no long term consequences I've noticed, but then again my diet is totally different out here. Maybe things will change when I'm back in the States eating cheese and things like that but who knows. I'm probably OK.

    I'm having a hell of a time selling that fucking boat though. I'm ready to light it on fire or fill it with rocks and sink it.... but whatever. I had a great night going out in the dark watching the fisherman fish by paraffin lantern, then swimming in the middle of the worlds longest and second deepest lake, and today day paddling to an island (also in someone elses boat) and visiting a small village, eating fish and ugalli with the locals and swimming. Life out here is pretty good man.

    Tomorrow I'm headed north again after my week long rest here, have a few CouchSurfing hosts lined up in northern Tanzania and in Burundi already, should be fun.


    Oh, buzzed by some crazy bush pilots a minute ago:

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    Good luck and enjoy the couches for a while.
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  15. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Wow, cool pics....real Africa!
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    JZL Ministry of Whack

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    God, these are all awesome!

    Yeah, you can see your boat leaking pretty badly in the pic of you in the water in front of it. Damn, that one pilot is only 5' over the water it looks like-- and those are big-ass "tundra tires" not floats.
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    Yah, I know they are not floats, I thought what I said (too lazy to look, internets to slow to load the page) was that from the head-on angle they looked like floats, which I see a lot of in Seattle, but I quickly realized they were not.

    Oh, and the weather stayed bad, they were not able to try water skiing behind the plane. Bummer, but at least I didn't miss out!

    I just crossed into Burnudi last night, spent the night sleeping on bags of dried fish under the stars. The first thing they said to me when I got on the boat was "do you know how to swim?" It didn't inspire a lot of confidence, but it went off without problems.

    And everyone in Burundi speaks French or the local language, so I'm pretty useless as far as communication goes at the moment, but through CouchSurfing I'm staying at an awesome house (with wifi!) with some Belgian girls who are working with a development agency here.

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    So this happened yesterday:

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    And something I wrote on the experience:

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  19. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    Some great photos. Sure looks like an interesting trip!
  20. mistawiskas

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    That zoo.....they go through a lot of guinea pigs do they? :)
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    Yep, they sure do, haha.
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  23. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    That's exactly what I see in my mind's eye when I think about Africa.
    Glad to hear from you. I was starting to wonder if you were OK or not.
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    Yep, having still having quite an adventure. Tormorrow or the next day I'm crossing into Uganda but won't be there long, I have to be in Cairo in June so I gotta get my ass moving faster!
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    I see from your blog I'm not the only one nagging you about a book. You write well enough, and the publisher will assign an editor to polish it. You have a zillion pictures so there's at least half the book there. Plus I can't wait to see you walking out onto the stage on TV to get your "Colbert Bump."

    DO EEEEEEEEEEEET!!! YOU KNOW YA WANNAAAAAA!!

    PS: Looks like you're getting close to some touchy areas; keep thy head on a swivel, mang.
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