On the left is Malawi, where I spent 12 days. On the right is Mozambique, where I spent 5 minutes taking the following photo in a village (thanks to Richard for pulling over and letting me take a picture in Mozambique):
Kind of funny as the people in this village speak Chewa and Portuguese (and no English at all) while the people on the other side of the highway speak Chewa and English (and no Portuguese at all). I tried my Spanish out on them. They speak no Spanish at all.
This is me in the plane waiting for passengers to load and refuelling to happen while in Lusaka, Zambia. I spent 30 minutes there, but I wasn’t able to form a deep connection to the people of Zambia.
I had a 6 hour layover in Nairobi. I actually walked from the plane to the airport on Kenyan soil and I ate a late lunch there. A tourist visa was kind of expensive and I was told not worth the effort since I was in Nairobi.
Life Goal #5 Visit every country in the world
So, should I check any of these countries off on my list of countries? I had to switch trains in Brussels, Belgium once where I left the train station for 2 minutes to look around. I went through Swedish customs and immigration late one night on a train trip from Denmark to Norway and my train travelled through Sweden for some 8-10 hours.
Maybe, if it comes down to crossing off #5 or not and it comes down to whether I visited Mozambique or not, I’ll cross it off, but for now I won’t count Mozambique, Kenya, Zambia, Belgium and Sweden.