Photo Diary: More Safari Fun

I hope everyone had a great week! I only have a few more days here in Africa so I thought I’d post another photo update before heading home… Here are a few new photographs from my recent travels:

Interesting restroom signage…

Flying over Uganda…


The pilot told us that there were blue bags in our seat pockets if we needed something to keep our breakfast down. At first I didn’t understand… but then… Eww. I got it.


On the flight, I sat next to this guy. He wasn’t much for conversation.


Finally, on land again! Or should I say water? Here I am kicking back on a water safari:


Lunch time!


Hungry hungry hippos…


Look who I found in my shower…


Just checked into my hotel and they handed this to me for “emergencies.” I think this is supposed to make me feel safe. It doesn’t.


African-inspired manis!


Toast in the Uganda bush.


Spotted this cutie while gorilla trekking in the jungle:


Later we drove by this climbing lion in Ishasha…


It’s hard to believe my trip is coming to an end. I’ve had the best time exploring and learning… but I have to admit, I cannot wait to get home and see my little girl.

When you travel, what’s the #1 thing you’re most anxious to get home to?

XO Lauren

P.S. Thought this was kind of funny… This was one of the first Friday Favorites I ever posted here on Not much has changed, has it? :-)

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  • Melissa Panici

    All of these photos are amazing Lauren:) I’m so glad you are enjoying yourself! I actually have never traveled in my life yet. But I’m sure when I do, I will be anxious to get home to my dog, Madison. Thanks for sharing the last of your photos from Africa!

  • Kellie Norton

    You make me more and more jealous everytime you post these :-) I’m so glad you’re having such a great time, but hurry back… America misses you!! Stay safe out there 😉

  • Brooke Corbin

    omg! i love the picture of the lioness its my dream to go to africa and see the lions and other animals cause i wanna become a zoo veterarian ! :) enjoy the rest of your trip!

  • soupforthegirlysoul

    i love the pictures! I’m so super jealous!!!

  • Diamenrose

    I think i’m anxious about to get my cellphone home. And honestly this has happened to me on my trip to Scotland last year . It wasn’t really funny since my parents were worried that something might happened to me.


  • Jessica McNeil

    Lauren, looks like your trip has been amazing. I have been to Africa twice doing mission work and going again in September, love it! Don’t you just love the spirit of the people there? They are so generous.

    Actually coming home is the hardest part. When you are in Africa, there just isn’t as much distraction like what we have here in America. It’s so great to go and be with people who will give you everything even if they have nothing. Coming back makes me realize how blessed we are and how thankful we should be.

    Safe travels home!

  • amber simpson

    My bed. Nothing beets my comfty, warm, soft bed.

  • Caroline Paredes

    My puppy Domino. Love him to pieces. :)

  • Rachael Olear

    My pug Ginger, she is my best friend!:)

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  • Donna Hup

    Love the pics! I especially love the elephant shot! AMAZING!!

  • Brigid of Small Town Fabulous

    Your trip looks amazing! I always love to come home to my babies- my pug and my kitty!

    Those bathroom signs are hilarious, by the way

  • Dallas Montpetit

    I’m always anxious to get back home and sleep in my big bed with my fluffy comforter!

  • Katrina Hampel

    Thanks for sharing your picture diary of your trip. Looks amazing.

    The thing i miss most when I’m away (which isn’t often) is my puppy, cat & of course my own bed :)

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!

  • tinamarie

    my own bed, plus my own bathroom (shower, towels, etc.) it just makes me sooo (:

  • Vivien Harmat

    beautiful photos :) For me it’s my bed and bathroom. I love to travel but I just feel weird to sleep in those beds 😀

  • Sahian

    Wow! Is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G-!

  • Shellz

    Such cute picS!!

  • Leanne

    elephants are so precious, but really scary when they get too close!

    Love from South Africa

  • Valera Ved

    Thank you Lauren for sharing. Very interesting posts about your trip. amazing experience

  • Elisee prummel

    Amazing pics!!
    because you have these amazing pictures shown, we feel a bit on safari :)

  • Saskia Musacchio

    I usually cannot wait to get home to the comfort of my bed….with my clean fresh sheets. It is the definition of a perfect moment, when you climb into bed for the first time after your trip away and can smell the sweet smelling waft of your washingpowder! X

  • Katja Anni

    I’m a backpacker for life and just love going to all kinds of different countries in the world. That way you meet loads of other travel-crazy people who inspire you. So the first thing I do when coming home from a trip is usually hopping online checking out new destinations or browsing Lonely Planets in book stores :) Obviously, a good nights sleep in fresh sheets in my own bed is also something to seriously looking forward to. xoxo

  • Mally

    Amazing pictures … thank you for sharing them! What kind of camera are you using … the light in all the pics looks perfect?!?!?

  • Stephanie DiMaggio

    wow those pictures are amazing, you are very lucky to experience that!

  • Lily P.

    If i had found something like this in my shower i would have probably screamed really loud! haha!

  • Heather Henderson

    All the animals are so pretty! You’re so lucky you got to experience this! So jealous!

  • Petra Zeller

    This photo’s are amazing. The little gorilla is so cute and the manicure really pretty. I love your photo diarys from Africa. Have a great time there

    xoxo, Petra take a look on my new Slim Tip/Live Healthier Post

  • Babette van Blijenburgh

    My #1 thing I’m the most anxious to get home to…. is also my doggie sweetheart. Such a great feeling to come home and your doggie is so happy to see you (and I’m so happy to see her!!), a warm welcome home! (and after hugging for an hour, my own CLEAN shower!)

  • Chastity Martin

    I love to travel, but I miss my little pom when I’m away. So, its definately him I’m happiest to see when I first come back home.

  • Elizabeth LaBrasca

    love the nails! I am usually excited to see my family/friends when coming home from vacation!

    xo Elizabeth

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  • Michelle LaPorte

    I just got the same ivory Chucks!!

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  • Liesl

    I love your travel photos, Lauren! Had to laugh at the bathroom sign. Here in Asia I’ve seen some gems as well. LOL

    When traveling, I’ll start to get anxious to get back to my normal routine towards the end.

    Liesl xxx

  • Melissa mould

    Some lovely snaps here, It’s like a tumblr of holiday images 😀

    Mel, UK Blogger

  • Rachael Yanta

    Looks like you’re having an absolutely fabulous time!! Thanks for sharing your pics!

  • StyleAt30

    I was incredibly inspired by nature last week as well. :)

    Inspired by Nature: Spring 2012

  • Emilie

    Wow what an amazing experience! Thanks for sharing with us.

    xo Emilie

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  • maud wetering

    Wowww i’m totally in love! you’re such a lucky person that you may enjoy this experience, it’s all up to you. but i think, i think i know for sure, that you deserve this. you’re such a good person Lauren, don’t forget that!

  • Kelly Ross

    Looks like a great trip. I always look forward to my own bed:)

  • Vanessa R

    These photos are amazing! All of your photos have been interesting but I definitely think these may be my favorites! Between the little frog and the animals out in the wild I’m not sure what I love more! … As for what I look forward to the most when I get home? My own shower, bed and my two kittens! :)

  • Bekkah Snyder

    Opps! I posted on another blog what I meant to post on here. Africa is such a beautiful place. I went to Uganda 2 years ago for 2 months and didn’t want to come home! Hope you had a great expierence like I did. :)

  • lol

    an unmade bed. I always hope on my flight back that I remembered to make my bed before I left so that I can jump into a nice clean bed when I get home again. Weird, huh?

  • The Single Diaries

    What an adventure! I hope to make a similar trip some time in the future. What I most look forward to when I arrive back home: a long shower and getting into my own bed.




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