Here are my notes on, Safari (Amazon), By: Geoffrey Kent.
They say only time heals a broken heart, but any man with a purpose knows that the far faster cure is adventure—and there’s no greater adventure than a safari.
One day on safari is the great adventure that will change the rest of an individual’s life.
Travel teaches us as much about ourselves as it does about the world—it shifts our focus away from the meager challenges of every day and recalibrates our life’s vision to something broader and much more significant. One of my prevailing philosophies is that if any individual were to find out that he or she had only six days to live, all people’s final thoughts would revolve around life’s most important things: the people they’ve loved and the places they’ve explored. Nothing shapes an individual as much as these two influences.
Adventure by day, security and luxury at night. I could live this way forever.
Together we visit a Cape Town art gallery, and for the first time I find myself curious about paintings—funny how a budding romance can make even the least likely thing so interesting to a boy.
I conclude that what I love best about travel is all the new people one meets—fast friends with open minds, always eager for a laugh and up for an adventure.
“You need a career that will harness all your passion.” “That’s right,” says General Frost. “Find the one thing that would make you feel as though you’ve done nothing with your life if you don’t accomplish it. It’s nice seeing the world, but England is my home. The army will fly you anywhere you like at the end of your service. You have to decide where your home is, as well.”
Travel is the best test of compatibility there is—especially when you and your companion are both thrill-seekers.
In all seriousness, it’s true. No matter whom you’re hosting or where you are, the most important effect of travel is that it does in fact change a person’s life and their perspective on the world.