Getting ready to go to Africa has taken up so much of my time i haven't been able to blog, tweet much, or even surf much. I was able to ship some food to Senegal, and arranged air freight for some stuff as well. I didn't bother sending a tv, but sent a wetsuit, some surf gear, my triathlon bike, and some camping gear.
I don't watch a lot of tv, get most of my news from the Internet, and would rather be out practicing my french or doing something. It also looks like I will need to learn Wolof as well. If I get to travel as much as i hope (and surf as much as i hope) satellite service would be wasted.
Another thing that i always wanted to do is a full ironman triathlon, and South Africa holds one each April. I will have plenty of time to train when i am not surfing, but figure i will have to spend most of my bike time on an indoor trainer. I am not looking forward to spending 6 hours on an indoor trainer. It seems like there is a healthy running community in Dakar, even a branch of the hash house harriers, but i haven't seen anything about open water swimming.
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