This is my poler on a Mokoros ride through the Okavango Delta. When I gave him his tip for the 3 amazing days alone, he used it to buy a cd player. Right in front of me, he put on the headphones for the first time EVER in his life, and listened to his local music. It was a really special to experience... A last note on my man, he was refused a working visa at the crossing from South Africa to Namibia. They said his papers weren't in order, some kind of political bureaucratic (can you say red tape?) moment. Rather than scream and yell like all entitled Americans in the world, this man picked up his backpack off the truck and then walked 30 kilometers through the dessert (and i do mean dessert) to go back and get his papers in order, WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE. We met him 4 days later in Swakopmond...
This is the terrain that my guide to the left had to walk through to get his work papers cleared up so he could continue his educational journey with us. I basically spent the entire 21 days around him, because my purpose for traveling is to learn and experience not to get pissed (drunk) and shag all the people i can... which unfortunately seems to be the focal point of most of the backpacking tour mates I've met across the globe.
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