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1. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

I am sitting in an Internet cafe in Toronto, reading travel forums and thinking about my trip to Tanzania in January, and suddenly Africa by Toto comes on the radio...

Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti.

I wish it was January already...


2. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 12y

Man, I am jealous, that one is still on my 'to do' list... mind you, that list is getting longer and longer the more I read about other peoples trips :)

Good song, I can imagine that prompted the post!



3. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

I love that song! I was just thinking about making an Africa themed cd because next year, we've decided to visit my parents native land Ethiopia. Although mind you my parents are of Armenian like myself ( ), they were born and raised in Ethiopia. So yeah, Africa by Toto was on the top of my list. You must be really excited!


4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

For years I thought he sang "I touched the waves down in Africa" until someone caught me singing the wrong words...

It's almost January, Greg - just a few weeks to go! And Africa, to boot... jealous isn't the word

Have fun!

5. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

Every day it gets harder and harder to work.

I was listening to my Duran Duran Greatest Hits CD this weekend and the song "Save A Prayer" and I started wondering where the video for that was shot. Apparently, it and "Hungry Like the Wolf" were shot in Sri Lanka. Makes me want to go there now, too.


P.S. I sound like an old coot with Toto and Duran Duran mentioned in the same thread. I'm really not, though. The last concert I saw was Linkin Park. That's got to count for something, right?

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Just wanted to let you know I've had that dang song stuck in my head all week...


7. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 12y

At least I didn't say that I heard "All The Things She Said" by Tatu.

8. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 12y

Linkin Park rocks! I was introduced to them by my younger sis, Photobug, who adores them as well, so you're all good on that respect. But hey! I love 80s songs too! They make me nostalgic, although it's just really a memory of hearing those songs in my sandbox and park days. I love "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Rio" by Duran Duran, as well as "Africa" by Toto, and lets not forget "Land Down Under" by... I forget. But these songs rock! Oh man... I feel like listening to 80s songs now! Like "Flashdance... What a feeling"...

9. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 12y

Oooh... that was Men at Work. My father had one of their albums (note I said album!). 80s music is certainly nostalgic, although I wasn't in my sandbox, more like early high-school... I had fluorescent pink socks and a huge crush on Simon LeBon.

Although Duran Duran are officially back! I'm not sure if that makes me feel old....

10. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 12y

Was never a huge fan of the Duranies, although some of their songs were very good, but Colin Hay and the boys were great! Have a couple albums. Actually, i have a toto album as well somewhere. Hmmm. think i'm begining to sound like an old fart as well

Buying bread from a man in brussels. He was six foot four and full of muscles. I said, do you speak-a my language? He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich. And he said,

I come from a land down under, Where beer does flow and men chunder, Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder? You better run, you better take cover.