“If I want to go and have this experience, or if I want to go and have this meaningful conversation, then what’s stopping me besides myself?” — Michelle Andersen

Michelle Andersen (First name IG, last name FB)  was one of the most well spoken guests I’ve had on the show to date. She went on a journey to the southern part of Africa and was kind enough to take us along for the ride here, today.

Sometimes we get people who have never been out of the country, or even on a plane for that matter. Sometimes we get globe trotters, and that is the category that Michelle falls under. She’s even got her own travel blog already which I highly recommend you give a once over. If anything, it’ll inspire you to start one of your own before you embark your very own ‘once in a life time.’

In this interview you’ll get a taste of what it was like to live in Namibia and explore southern Africa, courtesy of Michelle.

The quotes Michelle selected to share in her interview:

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Andersen

 

 

SHOW NOTES

  • Reasons for choosing to study in Namibia 🌍 [1:26]
  • Looking into financial aid for studying abroad 💸 [4:24]
  • Touring and learning the history of Johannesburg and Cape Town 🏯 [6:08]
  • Communal living and experiential learning in Namibia 👩‍💻 [12:36]
  • Social work curriculum and interests 📋 [17:10]
  • Spending the calmest week in the Namibian Desert and seeing roadside rhinos in Etosha National Park 🏞 [19:20]
  • Being accosted by a baboon in Zambia 🙊 [24:10]
  • Eating pap, antelope, and fat cakes 🥘 [26:45]
  • Importance of traveling the world 🛤 [29:41]
  • Michelle’s recommendations and advice 🙌 [31:33]

Michelle’s Digs In Namibia [Infographic]

Making Ugali (Pap) Video

Fat Cakes Video (YUM!)