14 May 2012

I'm Back!!!

Hello peeps!

I'm back from an incredible trip to Rwanda/Uganda followed by another amazing weekend in Cape Town and I have so many photos and stories to share.  This past week I've also been fortunate to have the same friends I was visiting in Cape Town staying with me in Jo'burg, which explains my extended absence. 

Although I love being on the go, I must say that I'm looking forward to things quieting down a bit over the next couple of weeks and being able to get back into my normal routine.  After a long trip it always takes me awhile to fall back into the everyday sync of things.

Bird's eye view of the sunset on the way to Rwanda :)
I was hoping to start sharing about my time in Rwanda today, but it's taking me forever to go through the hundreds and hundreds of photos I took.  Alas, this photo of the sunset taken from the plane on the way there will have to do until Wednesday {I must admit that I really love this picture}.

In other news, a couple of weeks ago my car finally decided to die on me so I bought a new one that should be arriving sometime this weekend.  It's a 2011 Ford Fiesta {I'm not sure if that model has made it to the US yet} and while I'm very excited at the prospect of having a new car I'm also nervous because this means that I finally need to force myself to learn how to drive manual {about 95% of cars in South Africa are manuals}.  I'm taking a few lessons and crossing my fingers that the transition won't be a difficult one.

And before I go, a HUGE shout out to all the Mothers out there {especially my own!} for Mother's Day this past weekend.  I hope everyone was showered with plenty of love and appreciation and surrounded by those closest to them.

Hope everyone had an amazing weekend and is looking forward to a great week ahead!

24 comments:

  1. I don't drive a manual either and have also been putting off learning! Good luck to you :)

    (PS. Can't wait until Wednesday!)

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  2. that picture is AMAZING! I love flying! Can't wait to see pictures of your trip AND your new car!! Good luck with the manual!

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  3. can't wait to see your pictures!!

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  4. I can't drive a manual either...and we own one in Malta. We own a car I can't drive! Shameful, really. But combine the stick shift with driving on the left side of the road and the aggressive Maltese drivers and it's a bit daunting to learn. I'll get there someday :)

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  5. ooh can't wait until wednesday! :) gorge picture! :)

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  6. can't wait to hear your thoughts on Uganda...my favourite place...not that I am biased or anything!!

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  7. Hey Jenna! I drove a manual all through high school; you will get it in no time!

    I am actually planning a big summer adventure to Malawi and Zambia, maybe we can talk travel tips for Africa through email!

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  8. Good luck learning! I've always wanted to but my dad won't teach me, haha.

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  9. That's a great image! I'm a sucker for taking pictures from airplane windows!

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  10. Welcome back Jenna! :)
    That photo is beautiful, I look forward to see more. Don't worry about driving on manual, it's fun!

    xo Lisa

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  11. I'm dying to see your pictures!

    And I'm sure you'll do fine with the car. I learned on a manual and you just have to go for it. It's nerve-wracking, and stressful, and terrible at moments, but once you get it, it's pretty awesome.

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  12. Welcome back! You come with such big new...a new car!! I can't wait to see your awesome pictures!

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  13. I can't wait to see your photos from Rwanda! I've got a good friend who will be traveling there this summer so I'll definitely be sending her the link to your blog to check it out when you post those pics! :)

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  14. Welcome back!

    And yes, that picture is amazing! And I can\t wait to hear more about your trip!

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  15. I can't wait to hear about Rwanda! That's my next 'must go to place' in SA. And don't worry about learning manual - in Australia most of the cars are automatic as well, so coming here with this country's manual car lovin' was a rude shock. But after a couple of lessons I really got the hang of it - you will be fine. Good luck and happy new car!!

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  16. Good luck with driving a stick! What colour did you choose? Fiesta's are such sweet little cars

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  17. you probably mentioned it before in one of your posts but why were you in rwanda and uganda? i bet it was an amazing experience! oh p.s. i had the same experience. i live in korea and am forced to drive a stick. freaked me out for the first month but now i love it!

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  18. That view is beautiful. I love it when you get to see things like that on a flight - it makes the travelling experience feel 'real' and beneficial somehow, if you know what I mean?

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  19. Welcome back! I'm sure you have amazing pictures and stories. I can't wait to read all about it.
    Congrats on the new car! Thats exciting. I can't wait to get a new one myself... hopefully soon. Good luck learning stick shift! When I came to America I thought it was totally weird that everyone drove automatic cars and I had NO CLUE how to.

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  20. Can't wait to read about your trip and see photos. Some of my best friends spent a summer in Uganda, and I am in love with it just because of them.

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  21. Oh can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it! :)

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  22. Welcome back! Can't wait to hear about your trip.

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  23. that photo is absolutely amazing!!! i can't wait to read about your time in rwanda, uganda, and cape town! :)

    <3, Mimi
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