|The Lion Whisperer- Kevin Richardson|
I'm filled with all kinds of feelings- trepidation, excitement, fear. Everyone I've ever talked to warns me that we will get sick. Everyone does. The water isn't safe. People get viruses and It's one thing to travel to this part of the world as an adult but to take a young boy like Omar may be foolish. He's up for the adventure, but I worry about how severe his sickness will be. What will he eat? Will he pet a rabid dog? Get malaria from a mosquito bite? Wander off in a busy marketplace?
On the other hand, Ethiopia is filled with historic places. Lucy, the oldest skeleton is there. The ark of the covenant may be there. It has unique nature and wild animals. You can feed hyenas and get up close with monkeys. We will also be visiting Kenya, and I look forward to photographing a safari. Hopefully we'll see the wildebeest migration at masai mara. I don't think I'm ready to embrace wildlife in the same way as Kevin Richardson (the lion whisperer shown in the above photo). Then there are the people. I've been told the Ethiopians are among the most beautiful people on earth. After reading a few bloggers' accounts of their visits, I've learned they are curious, compassionate, and friendly. I know it's going to be a good summer. Come back to see our stories as we discover Africa.