Monday, January 13, 2014

Why we are here!

I'm back for real this time...

The main deciding factor for coming to Angola for 3 years was that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. When will we have another chance to live in Africa and travel around the continent. At my children's school, they get 3 breaks a year. They have Spring break for a week in October. Remember, we are south of the equator so the seasons are opposite. They have summer break in December for 3 weeks and then a 2 week fall break in March/April. Additionally, because this is considered a hardship assignment, the husband's company gives a stipend for R&R trips.

For us, this means at least 3 African vacations yearly and then a trip to the US in June/July/August (not sure when we'll arrive or leave). After our stay here, we should have visited at least 9 countries.

We've already begun our travels and I will blog in depth about those this week. In October, we went to Namibia and visited the cities of Windhoek, Swakopmund, and Sossusvlei. In December, we headed to Cape Town, South Africa. Both of these trips were fantastic.

In March, we are seriously considering the African island nation of Mauritius (near Madagascar).

In addition to these, we are interested in Morocco, Egypt, Senegal, and Victoria Falls (on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe).

Sometimes, this feels like a dream because we really can't believe we are here and seeing all these beautiful places.

I have a lot to write about and decided that today I would get back on it.

Until tomorrow...

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