Right now, I am in Africa trekking through the African wilderness, so, for this month's Throwback Third Thursday (#tbtt) I am throwing back to July 16th, 2005 when I experienced an unexpected side of Africa and upgraded to a Pretty Pretty German African Princess (see #tbtt February 2014). This is an excerpt from the journal I kept while at CCF:
I woke up this morning thinking it was going to be like any other day. I was scheduled to go to Ballebino with Jessica so I set my alarm for 5:30am. I would need to a cup of coffee with breakfast to stay awake that early since I still hadn’t recovered from Thursday’s German Festival party. Dressed in my long shorts and sneakers with my “Check Point Charlie, Berlin” t-shirt covered by my scruffy fleece, I was ready to get messy throwing the girls donkey meat after a cold morning of observations in the bakkie.
Jess, Alicia and I were never able to find Pieter and his friends but we were able to make new friends with the 'King' and 'Queen' of Windhoek who invited us onto their float with open arms and plenty of beer. We rode through the streets of Otjiwarongo dancing, singing, drinking and cheering until we reached the party where we danced, sang and drank some more. It was a side of Africa I wasn't expecting and a day I will never forget!
I am a biologist and my life is crap!