Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Done Deal

Well, the last four or five days have been spent in somewhat quiet but very enjoyable celebrations with great friends and family. I have tasted wonderful red wine and scotch and had some fantastic food. Chilled out under the stars enjoying an outdoor fire and relaxed in a lowkey lounge and listened to great music. I consider myself to be so extremely lucky to have such good people in my life. I have finally finished all the requirements for my degree! YAHOOOOOO :-)

Now my next priority is preparing for the upcoming trip to Tanzania. I have been looking for a digital camera to take with me. I have a beautiful Pentax, 35mm camera, but it is just too heavy and cumbersome for the type of trip I am planning, thus the search for a new, compact camera, and digital seemed like a good idea.

I bought the Olympus Stylus Verve, a very small camera, it fits in the palm of my hand, takes good pictures and is easy to use AND I can easily post pictures on the web with a digital camera.

The following are some of the pictures I have taken thus far:

Monday morning hike in a slight drizzle, close up of raindrop.

Sweet Peas from the garden, can you smell the beautiful scent?

The oh, so adorable Grommet who I met last night at a friend's house. He is a three month old Porteguese Water Dog, he has hair, not fur!


01 said...

Tanzania? Wow! I haven't even been there, and it's on my continent!

What are you planning to do there? Other than take photos, of course.

librarychik said...

I am going in September for six weeks. The first two weeks will be spent climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, then a safari and then just traveling around Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Perhaps my accounts of the trip and pictures after, will inspire you to check it out. I certainly have had to do lots to prepare for this trip, but finishing my degree was top priority.

JB said...

First of all, I want to congratulate you again on finishing your degree. I bet it feels wonderful to be finished and looking forward to your trip.

Secondly, I’m really glad you bought a digital camera because I’m looking forward to seeing Mt. Kilimanjaro through your eyes.

Do you have a laptop? Do you plan to post on your blog while you’re traveling? I hope so! I’ve always wanted to visit Africa; it’s my number one destination at the moment.

librarychik said...

Hi JB and thank you. I am very excited now that school is finished. And I am happy to have completed my degree. It was a great experience, but I am ready for what's next.

I do not have a laptop, but will hopefully be able to stop in a few internet cafes along the way and post a few times. I am pretty sure that in Arusha and Dar es Salaam there will be places I can stop and give updates. I will be keeping a journal and I plan to post on the blog some of my thoughts and feelings during the trip.

Just over 4 weeks to go!

01 said...

Hmm... I'm not sure you'll be able to find Internet cafes up in central Africa. Telecoms infrastructure up there is largely nonexistent. But it's worth taking a look!

Enjoy it!