Now that we’re done with the game drives for a while and we’re living a trucker’s life for a few days, it seems like a good idea to provide a little insight on the people we’re now surrounding ourselves with. (I suppose that this is more for Mom and Dad, since growing up they were always concerned that I was hanging out with good people).
When booking the tour, I assumed that there would be a lot of guys testosterone-ing over the gory animal kills we would be seeing and comfortable with the lack of showers and toilets for peeing. Boy (no pun intended), was I wrong.
So far there have been 31 different people joining the various stages of our tour, of which only nine have been of the male variety. For you non-math majors, that means the rest have been female. And just five days from now our truck will be down to 20 travelers, of which only four will be male.
Seven of the men have been parts of couples, meaning only two have been traveling on their own. On the flipside, 13 women are flying solo, many leaving their long-term significant others behind. I have been wracking my brain for why this is and haven’t been able to think of anything deeper than guys drive girls so crazy that they have to flee the country to be at peace. Fortunately Zhou and I have not gotten to that point yet, I think.
Another interesting stat is the nationality breakdown of the travelers thus far. Acacia is a British company, so it would make sense that our tour be dominated by people from England. This hasn’t been the case at all. In fact, the only thing that most people have in common is the belief that Americans think they rule the world. Here’s the breakdown:
6 New Zealanders (Kiwis)
Now that I’ve been around other nationalities for several weeks, it only makes sense that I rank them (kind of like America does with its MFN countries). In order to not offend those countries toward the bottom of the list though, I’ll just show my number one:
It is here that I would tell you a bit about the people we’ve met, but Zhou has told me that from a third party view (like yours), it is incredibly boring to read little bits about people you’ll never meet and frankly, couldn’t care less about. So I won’t mention our new friends by name, but, Mom and Dad, they are fantastic individuals with great morals and an affinity for sports teams from Ohio. And I’m looking forward to spending the next few weeks with those that are left.
Pictures of the Day: This morning we danced with some Masai warriors. Look at my incredible form!
Shortly before the dancing, we ran into a Cavs fan in the Masai village. Ok, so maybe he wasn’t a Cavs fan, but he had a Cavs shirt on so I had to take a picture with him.