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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
Hagley, United Kingdom
Finding a Decent Profile Pic
Hagley, United Kingdom
The second task of the South American sojourn was to Find a Decent Profile Pic, and after many many snaps, I finally found one that I was happy with.
As it happened, it wasn’t the amazing landscape: rainforests, rivers, mountains, glaciers or caves that hit me most, but the people I met.
Staying with Felix and his family was an very humbling experience, and they were just one of the few very kind and interesting groups of people that I met along the journey. That I managed to get a photo without me smiling garishly was also a bonus…
The other photos are a collection of the other potential ones that could’ve taken its place, along with some Outtakes from along the way.
The loss of camera in 7.1 prevents me uploading a richer collection of me sneezing, yawning, scratching my head and generally looking unimpressed in the foreground of what would have been something interesting I am sure. It shouldn’t be too much of a stretch to imagine me photobombing in front of a stunning landscape though I’m sure…
And this therefore concludes the “Finding Myself. And a Decent Profile Pic” blog.
Thank you for your contact and comments whilst I’ve been away.