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Category: Profile Pics

Finding a Decent Profile Pic in Western Canada

In a slight detour from the East Africa Business journey, I’m updating this week with what I got up to over the festive period.

Continuing the tradition of ostensibly treating all forms of travel as being the search for a decent profile picture, this is an evaluation of how the Western part of Canada fares.

It’s broken it down into various aspects of the culture I interacted with for those also interested in finding a beaut pic there.

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A Tourist Guide to Kenya (without Safari)

Safari means “to travel” in Swahili and has evolved into more or less anything where you move around to look at animals. It is a prime activity in our search for a Decent Profile Pic.

Kenya is one of the international hotspots for going on safari and yet despite being here for a month I didn’t undertake such a trip.

I did, however, manage a few other DPP-related activities which this post is all about.

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Cycling (some of) the Congo Nile Trail to Lake Kivu

Despite having recently updated the profile picture a fortnight earlier at an open volcano, I felt it was prudent to keep up momentum in my pursuit of a decent profile pic.

Monday was to be the equivalent of a bank holiday giving us a long weekend to explore other regions in the country.

Around Saturday lunchtime myself, Olly, Marcus and Olivia jumped in the car and headed west towards Lake Kivu.

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Nyiragongo Volcano, DR Congo

My travel plans are largely guided by the need to get an impressive Facebook profile picture.

Over the past few years I have generally looked for something with an epic landscape/ geographical wonder, and then plonk myself in the foreground.

This has taken me across Latin America, India, and after recenlty touching down in East Africa, I was now going in search across the border to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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India

Since joining Facebook, the pressure to have an impressive profile picture has been an ongoing concern.

In order to counter this worry, I have resorted to taking semi-frequent trips to exotic locations, in the hope that I might be snapped next to something stunning, and therefore evoke the impression that I lead interesting life.

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