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Old 12-13-06, 12:01 AM
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becnal
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Don't let the nay-sayers dissuade you Flic. If you want to do it, then do it, but don't rush into it. Try to prepare and research as much as possible.

You say you're a kid. How old are you?

And always remember rule number 1: If it looks valuable, it WILL be stolen. Buy an old, used mountainbike.

By the way, have you thought about all the vaccinations and other medical prep you need before going to Africa? Malaria medication alone needs to be started 3 months before going. Trust me, I spent a chunk of this summer in Tanzania and Zanzibar, and most of that time in the bush.
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