I have been home a month from my trip to Southern Africa. You can read all about it on this JoeTourist blog (click on October & November 2008), however I am now getting serious about producing a proper travelogue on my main JoeTourist.ca website to cover this trip. I have finished sorting through the hundreds of photos I took while traveling, and I'm now writing the travelogue based on my travel journal.
I have taken my notebook computer on my last two trips, and I have found it is very convenient to have a personal computer along while traveling. Wireless networks are almost everywhere these days, and Internet connections in hotels is very common, so I can post my thoughts and photos to this blog as I travel. I also download my photos from my camera to the notebook at the end of each day, and annotate the photos in ACDSee Pro while my memories are still fresh. I find that having photos tagged with descriptions and writing my journal each day makes the job of putting together a travelogue much easier.
I am currently working on the Zambia and Botswana portions of my Southern Africa trip. Look for these two countries to appear on my main JoeTourist.ca website by the end of December 2008.