Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Current Song: “I’m Ridin’ Solo” — Jason Deruelo
You’d think that I would have prepared myself for this, making sure all loose ends were tied up, saying fond farewells to friends, etc. etc.
But, let’s be honest here: it’s only sixty days. I know people who participate in weight loss programs that last that long. I mean, c’mon. It’s, like, the length of Fall A at Ross, or twice as long as Paris HIlton’s stint in jail (hi-YO!). Really, two months is like a speck of corn in Fat Bastard’s crap. (Gross? Gross.)
I think the aspect of it, though, that makes this journey seem a bit more, um, finalized is the destinations involved. I deliberately chose to avoid Europe because 1) I’ve lived there, 2) it ain’t cheap, and 3) I have a much higher likelihood of going there for business than Bhutan. Just sayin’ — these are destinations I don’t expect to visit while being subsidized by some other entity.
So…here we go. Stop #1: Windhoek, Namibia.
Obviously, that video doesn’t do a very good job of describing why I’m actually visiting this hidden gem. So, let me provide you with the Top 3 reasons I’m actually going to Namibia:
1. Windhoek — My friends have mentioned Windhoek is more like a “misplaced Bavarian village” than an African capital city. Magical. And, their beer is great.
2. Sossusvlei — Home of the building-esque sand dunes and an-eeeee-mals galore.
3. Swakopmund — It’s known as a haven for extreme sports enthusiasts all over the continent. You may find me endo-ing on a 4-wheeler on some random sand dune. Don’t worry, I have health insurance.