I'm currently sitting in my dear friend's house. The doors are wide open, the sun is shining wildly, and the noises of Africa are in full form. I only have two and a half days left here. I can not believe how quickly the time has passed. 13 days ago I was leaving the US and preparing for an unexpected adventure. Now, at the tail end, I can see how much I needed this trip. The thing about Africa is that it gets in you. And stays. And calls you back. For those of you who have been, you know. Its like the most beautiful addiction and yet you aren't the one enabling the return-you can't enable it...it just happens. There's something special and whimsical about this place. Despite the frustrations you may feel from things seeming 'backwards' from our western thinking, it is wholeheartedly endearing. I encourage everyone to visit Africa at some point but I will warn you...your first journey will only be the catalyst for many more. If you're ready for that, come on over!