Car and Motorcycle Taxi Trip from Kara to Kpalime Togo, With Stop at Tsevie Sawmill
Andy, what about all that dust getting in your eyes?
Also, hopefully you're wearing real shoes and not those flippers. I assisted at an accident site once where a woman was thrown out of the van on the passenger side right thru the windshield onto the pavement. She wasn't wearing shoes but just those rubber flip flops. Well her big toe was nearly totally ripped off her foot. A doctor who had just stepped out from a movie theater rushed over to wrap her foot up with shredded fabric taken from someone's t-shirt while I held the flashlight for him and trying NOT to look! After seeing that, I always try to remember to wear adequate foot protection as in a good pair of shoes when traveling in a CAR and when I used to ride as a passenger on a motorcycle, I ALWAYS wore a sturdy pair of leather BOOTS.
Andy, my apologies for being like a mom here but if you had a mishap out there, in the middle of nowhere, where you're bleeding or in shock and/or unable to walk, what would you do? An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Hmm, I have a specific set of clothing for trips. Long pants, with Reebock gym shoes. The list of "what if's" are endless. I am going to make the trip whether prepared, or not prepared, I will make them. However, I despise getting near other travelers, really I am the 800 pound gorilla of prevention, while most are just singing,not doing. Which is why I am here, and they are there. Nonetheless, I am one long discussion on travel strategies, and optimizing the trip. But in the end, I want people to man up, stop being wimps, and talking about fears and live life without fear.
Just out of college I worked 6 years as a radar air traffic controller . whoops! Was a word we feared. There were many checks and double checks. Pilots and controllers made mistakes. We all loved to fly. Our tower manager's part words at the end of the day were "keep'em seperated"
And so we did. The point was be careful but do it.
No boredom in your life, Andy. for sure!