The “Adventure” part of Overseas Adventure Travel

During our trip, we had so many wonderful opportunities for what Arthur, our wonderful guide termed “learning and discovery –and I took advantage of MANY of them.

Are you ready for another quiz? My sisters, cousins and friends MIGHT have an unfair advantage with this quiz. But maybe not. Let’s see who does the best determining just how much of a spirit of adventure I have.

Which of these activities do you think I did? I’ll give you a hint: I did 10 out of the following 15, and a couple of the activities are figments of my imagination.

1. Bungee jump from the Victoria Falls Bridge

2. Zip line across the gorge

3. Play netball against a barefoot and pregnant team

4. Model a chitenge

5. Eat mopane worms

6. Drink local beer

7. Wallow in the mud with the hippos

8. Ride a helicopter over Victoria Falls

9. Trade the shoes I was wearing for bracelets and my tee shirt for a carved hippo

10. Climb to the top of an Baobab tree and do my Tarzan imitation to get down

11. Taste kudu and warthog, but pass on the zebra.

12. Sing and shake my booty with the camp staff

13. Play with the children at a village school

14. Grind millet in a village hut

15. Play the drums in the Boma

Answers when we return to the USA and I can upload photos, because I know you’ll want visual proof!

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I am intensely curious, with a spirit of adventure that is tempered by my very strong aversion to anything with potential to cause pain. I love travel, photography, reading, gardening, yoga, music and propelling myself through space (biking, dancing, walking, dancing while walking). I've never considered a lack of proficiency in any of the previous activities to be a hindrance, counting on abundant enthusiasm to make up for my shortcomings.

4 thoughts on “The “Adventure” part of Overseas Adventure Travel”

  1. 1. bungee – don’t think so; 2. zip line? not over the gorge ; playing netball- yes; 4. model a chitenge- I’ll say yes because I have no idea what it is; 5. eating worms? no way Jose; 6. local beer? but of course; 7. mud and hippos? you passed; 8. Victoria Falls? ok. 9. trade your shoes? I’ll say yes because you are so unattached to things like shoes; 10. Baobob tree? – nah is too high … 11. tasted kudos? yeah- maybe you don’t indulge but you taste; 12. sing and shake? absolutely mama….13. play with kids? comes naturally; 14. grind millet? sure. 15. play the drums? of course – you’d go out with a bang!


  2. 2,3,6,9,10,11,12,13,14,15

    I will never eat a worm. Nowhere, no how.

    Can you You-Tube your Tarzan imitation on the baboon tree? I So hope you really did that. I LIVE baobab trees – just saying the word and spelling it makes me happy. If this is one of the things you actually did, I will have to send you my Baobob Tree Tangle.


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