I’ve been waiting a while to get this out in the open, waiting for phone calls, confirmations, e-mails and so on has meant I haven’t be able to officially say yet, but now I can. I’M OFF TO ETHIOPIA!
World Challenge are a company providing expeditions involving project work and trekking in the developing world for schools (kids ages 15-18). I went on an expedition with them, through school, back in 2006. We went to Cambodia and Thailand. We worked in a Cambodian orphanage and trekked in the Thai jungle. It was undoubtedly one of the best experiences of my life and has helped shape the person I am today.
This year the company are celebrating 25 years since their foundation and they’ve offered ex challengers (people who go on expeditions are known as challengers) the opportunity to go to Ethiopia and trek in the Simien mountains. And the best part is that it’s free. Actually, the even better part is that I’M GOING! 12 people have been selected out of a few thousand (I think) and we’ll be leaving in November.
It’s only a short expedition (10 days) but what an opportunity. New people to meet, a new country to explore. What more could you need?
Stay tuned for further updates!