I had an “are you sane," conversation with Robin today, I wanted to know if she was sane, or just another crazy, idealist traveler.
Robin of Gadtramp.com wants me to fly to Kenya, whereby we could team up to travel across the Congo together. I would say I am 80 percent on board with this idea and maybe 90 after our conversation with here on Skype.com.
She appears to be sane, this is a benefit, and it makes talking simpler. It is difficult, if not impossible to find people who will travel around in these parts of Africa. I want a person who has a firm grip on reality, who knows what is possible or impossible in life.
To find sane travelers in Africa, or is not in the Peace Corps also is a problem, I am not saying the people in the Peace Corps are sane, I am saying there are many of them in Africa. They are the normal travelers I encounter in Africa.
It was a good conversation, I am going to work on the Visa problems and maybe how to write a book, sell magazine articles, and trump up money. I am going to make phone calls to try to arrange money, maybe a sponsor for a Satellite Internet connection.
She is going to map out the route or path she anticipate we would take, Africa is big, you need to know you entry and exit strategies.
We both agree, it would be nice if someone sponsored or helped us pay for these adventure trips. Then again, I think we are going to go either way, we both need a rush to keep the blood flowing.
We both agree that money is a good thing, that is helps make life better for a traveler, and people need money and should not be angry when we try to find it. I would love to be rich, being rich is a good thing and I do not think rich people are bad, I just think they are rich.
Many travelers think it is bad taste to talk about money, to me it is realistic, it is real life, money is what allows me to travel, if I have it I can go anywhere over the rainbow.
Ok, National Geographic, please reply to my email...