Out of Africa

Honestly, I think I’ve resigned myself to the fact that I tend to be a seasonal blogger. Alas, in true Cindy-fashion, here’s what I’ve been up to this summer:

  • In May, I went home for two weeks and managed to get myself sick with a fever.
  • I worked for most of the summer doing webdesign for my school’s IT department.
  • I went absolutely crazy over the World Cup. We installed a huge projector at work so we could watch all the games live, and during the weekends, my friends and I would go out to different bars/pubs in NY to cheer for our favorite teams (DEUTSCHLAND β™₯!). Fun and merriment (and beer) were had by all!

Overall, my summer (June and July) was pretty low-key — pretty much just chilling out in New York. And studying for LSATs, but let’s think happy thoughts here! August was pretty exciting though, because I went to Kenya with my family! Out of all the places I’ve been, Kenya ranks pretty high up there on my All Time Favorite Places list. The people are genuinely welcoming, the weather is nice and breezy, the landscape is too gorgeous for words, and the animals, oh my god. I’m talking lions, zebras, gazelles, elephants, buffalo, giraffes, flamingos, hippos, monkeys, etc etc. It’s one thing to see them on the Discovery Channel or in a zoo, but it’s a whole different experience to stand right in front of a herd of zebras or walk balk to your tent only to find a monkey sitting right outside the door.

During the late summer, all the animals in the Serengeti of Tanzania migrate northwards to Kenya, so we came at a good time. We went on a safari through the major parks in Kenya: Aberdare for elephants, Lake Nakuru for flamingos and monkeys, Hell’s Gate for hippos and giraffes, and Masai Mara for everything else and then some. I posted all my photos in my Flickr set, if you’d like to take a look! Or you could just scroll down (click to view larger!). πŸ™‚

I already miss it so much.

9 comments on “Out of Africa

  1. Ahh, that looks amazing! What is it with everyone going to Africa this summer? (I have friends who all went to different places in Uganda, South Africa, and Egypt!)

    Ugh, LSATs. That’s the only bad part of this post πŸ˜›

  2. Wow, these photos are sooo beautiful and make me jealous πŸ™‚

  3. Your photos are beautiful. I never realised how stunning Kenya could be!

    Good luck with the LSATS, keep studying hard – though I’m certain you’ll rock them.

  4. What the hale, Cindy! I never knew you went to Africa. What even! (I’m a horrible friend.) These are way excellent photographs, though. Ugh. Thank you so much for sharing. <3

  5. Wow! I loved all of the pictures… what a great trip. I only hope I can take one too later on πŸ™

  6. OMG OMG OMG I want to go to Kenya!!! This time next year, maybe. I had the chance to go to Rwanda last summer, but things didn’t work out. But anywhere in Africa is pretty much cool with me, I just need to see some elephants.

    You’ve been doing so much traveling these past months haven’t you? It seems like every entry is about a different country!

  7. Wow that is absolutely amazing! It looks like you had an awesome trip! Lovely photos!

    Good luck with your LSATS!

  8. I LOVE YOUR PHOTOS.

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