Travel DAYS: Sunday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 4
The flight from LA to Dubai went across Greenland and produced memorable views like this one:
The flight on Emirates was among the best I’ve ever had. In addition to tons of new movies, TV shows, and albums, they also had some classics, so I thought it appropriate to rewatch Casablanca given that we’ll be there in a few weeks:
I picked up my first Thomas Pynchon novel on Saturday, Inherent Vice, for the plane rides, primarily because I liked the movie and have been studying the genre (LA Detective mystery ala Raymond Chandler):
Day 4, First Day of Exploring Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday, July 5:
For our first stop we hit up the most noticeable monument, a controversial $28 million dollar giant statue that’s taller than the Statue of Liberty. Here’s April, excited:
Inside the base of the statue they have a small museum, art galleries, and meeting rooms for ambassadors and foreign dignitaries.
Why so controversial? Continue reading “The First Week of Our African Odyssey…”