Jess and I managed to pack all this equipment into two backpacks. If it weren’t for the mountaineering trek in Uganda we could have shaved a lot of weight, but it’s going to be worth it. My gear worked out to be 49 lbs and Jess’s pack weighed in at about 30 lbs. We both were disappointed.
10 countries in 3 months starts tonight at midnight!
I have been exchanging daily WhatsApp messages with someone from Dar Es Salaam I met on Couchsurfing. Said says he’ll be able to teach me Kiswahili. It’s been going slow, but I’m starting to learn a couple phases. It’s fun but daunting. And Google translate doesn’t always get things right.