Goodbye Cape Town, Hello Cairo!

So this is it, I’m leaving Cape Town tomorrow morning and heading for Cairo, and I’m super excited! With all luck, I should arrive there sometime in mid-May. Here is the route I’m taking through 11 countries:

Cape to Cairo

People ask me what my goals on this trip are. Well, I have three major goals, in no particular order:

  1. Not to contract malaria, or any other communicable diseases
  2. Not to get taken hostage or abducted
  3. Not to get mauled by an animal while sleeping in the bush

Any other achievements would be icing on top! But seriously, my goals are to read a lot, learn a lot, write a lot, think a lot and have a lot of fun! I’m looking for inspiration in Africa for my next entrepreneurial pursuit when I return to California later this summer. In the meantime, connectivity will be a major issue, so my blog postings will be more sporadic going forward and only when and if I can get online in the bush.

Beautiful Cape Town

This is how I got up Table Mountain

This is how I got down Table Mountain

Table Mountain Fog

South Africa has been wonderful, and Cape Town rocks. I especially like the Bo Kaap and de Waterkant neighborhoods – lots of beautiful multicolored houses. It’s been a great five weeks here (on the luxurious side!), but now I must bid adieu and get ready to rough it in the bush, all 6800 miles up the continent. Well, thankfully at least I have my butt pillow with me.

See you in Cairo!!

De Waterkant

St James Beach

De Waterkant

Bo Kaap Local

Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap Boy

Bo Kaap

Bo Kaap Propaganda: Very interesting & surprising, see if you can read this

Umm, no thanks. I'll take the luxury version

Local Cape Town students

Nelson Mandela's jail cell, I hope not to be behind these anytime on my way to Cairo

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6 Responses to Goodbye Cape Town, Hello Cairo!

  1. ynaffit777 says:

    Love this pics! The bright houses totally remind of Burano in Italy. Even though they may be in disrepair there is something happy and hopeful about them. I’m so excited for your upcoming adventure (and jealous too)! Keep taking your malaria pills 🙂 and don’t look the lions in the eye. xoxoxo T

  2. Gail says:

    Kian!! How wonderful. Have a great time and be sure to post photos of your travel methods, i.e. camel, ass, lioness. Keep us looped.

  3. David says:

    Great pics and I love the leopard story. After reading all of your factoids I will never look at poo the same again.

  4. Casey Hall says:

    Is anyone else wondering whether he got mauled by wild animal?

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  6. Lufuno Jesy says:

    soon i will see my self in An Epic 4×4 Self Drive Safari
    Tour: Cairo to Cape Town

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