While Chuck, my rascal cat, and I were on safari in Africa, I couldn’t resist visiting the house where Karen Blixen, known for her fab auto-biography Out of Africa lived in Nairobi. I enjoy paying tribute to favorite authors by seeing where they used to live or seeing the landscapes that inspired them.
|Movie poster for Out of Africa courtesy of Wikipedia|
And you're absolutely right.
You can’t walk through the house unescorted, which is problematic for me because the tour goes much too fast. I can’t absorb my surroundings that quickly, and I like to look at everything and imagine myself in each room, imagine how her day would have been, and then how I would live each day in each room. So I’m always the laggard on every tour.