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An Incredible Sense of Invisibility

My friend Linda went back to Canada from Guatemala for a few weeks, she returned and told the Expat group this,
"I had this incredible sense of invisibility."

Are you invisible, do you feel insignificant?

San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala --- Thursday, June 10, 2010
By Andy Graham of HoboTraveler.com


I have been to Africa a few times, and for sure, I love West Africa. I long for Togo, Ghana or Benin; these countries are dreams, true Paradise for me, not necessarily you. In addition, the climate of East Africa is great, there is a plateau that goes from Ethiopia to Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and into Tanzania that is at 1300 Meters above sea level, same as Lago Atitlan here in Guatemala, cool nights and warm days.

However, what I really like is this continuous visceral feeling, Africans are a proud bunch, and are more than willing to walk up and say Hi. There is no invisibility in many of the countries. Now, I do not want to generalize about Africa, there are 52 countries and truly not the continent to generalize about, the diversity is rampant, with so many languages and religions, tribes and whatnot, there is no way to get bored. Just move 100 miles in any direction and the winds of culture will change.

Big cities are big cities, people seems to want to be invisible.

An Incredible Sense of Invisibility