Just the Beginning

Sleeping outside the entrance

Sleeping outside the entrance

Pure Africa

Pure Africa

Before the Rain

Before the Rain

Aaah, bliss

Aaah, bliss

A very thin me, albeit with no style

A very thin me, albeit with no style

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Comedy of Errors (and bonus assignment!).”

My honeymoon was a comedy of errors. A cyclone hit the tropical island on the night before we were supposed to arrive for honeymoon, so after a two day no-flight delay we decided to change plans. We booked at an African Safari Lodge, but in between changing plans and re-arranging schedules, we arrived too late. We slept outside the gates. (See blue car above). Once inside, I developed an allergy to the anti-malaria tablets and ended up being ill. On one of the days we decided to go to the beach. It was through the local country and we were in an open-air vehicle. Of course it would start pouring down with rain so we got soaked. Not that you would see the storm with the blue skies in the photo. But just like that the clouds appeared and it poured down! We had booked at two lodges, and when we arrived at the second lodge which was a forest getaway type-thing, we were presented with two single beds with mosquito nets over both. There was a very romantic outside bath in the brochure, but it was covered in leaves and brown water ran from the taps. It was a honeymoon I might never forget!
It must be said though the first lodge was decadently luxurious (actually the service and dining was great at both), a taste of Africa that was pure heaven! So all’s well that ends well. Well, as well as can be I guess!

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