A lot of things has happened the last couple of days. It is Thursday now and 2 days ago we went to see the Victoria falls for the first time. I was so excited before I went and I have never seen anything like it. It was truly amazing! It's unbelievable how nature has created this surreal sight. I was just starring at the water falling in slowmotion down the gorge and I felt an inner peace. It was so magnificent that no words can describe it. And then we only saw a little piece of the falls as the biggest part is in Zimbabwe. This is something everyone should see in their lifetime.
Yesterday we went back to the falls, but this time to do the "Big air experience" which include a bungee jump, gorge swing and a slide. I was so nervous that I had barely slept for 2 days, having nightmares of what could happen. I even wrote a list of the most happiest moments of my life just incase I wouldn't make it. It's crazy what you put yourself through to feel alive! I just felt that I had to do it. It's on my to-do-in-life-list. (Yes, I'm a list person). We took the bus to the falls together with 2 other jumpers and 2 of their friends (moral support) or actually one of the guys atgged along just to laugh at our misfortune. We walked to the Victoria falls bridge between Zambia and Zimbabwe where we would make the jump. We signed up in the reception and had to step on the scale. I had the same weight as when I left Sweden which is quite natural as I have a big - on alcohol and a + on restaurant visits. We went to the middle of the bridge and looked down the 111m where we would jump within 30 min. It was high! But as I stood there I wasn't nervous anymore, I was just so excited that I wanted to jump straight away. When I was waiting for my turn (We decided that I would go before Sanna) a staff member turned on the radio and we started dancing some African moves which was perfect to calm my nerves. Finally it was my turn and I stepped out on the platform. I pretended to be all cool although I was shaking like a vibrator. I stood on the edge of the platform and the guy put my arms out, told me to look up and yelled "3-2-1 go", gave me a little push and I jumped out in the f***ing air! It was Wow! That feeling of just falling was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I felt like I was flying and I couldn't stop smiling. A guy pulled me up and when he asked if everything was ok I said "My name is Marika Eriksson. I'm from Sweden and I just did a f***ing Bungee jump!" as if I was standing in front of a video camera for punk'd or something like that. I watched Sanna jump and her scream was hilarious. It wasn't the most feminine scream I'd say. Her final word before she jumped was "c*** , so thank God she made it; it wouldn't have been a very appropriate comment at her funeral.
Right after the bungee we had to get back on the platform to do the swing. We did it tandem and i barely had time to become nervous again which was quite nice. Instead of jumping we had to just step out in the air this time. The swing was almost as bad as the bungee, but we didn't scream this time. We swung back and forth and Sanna became so sick that she puked over us. I was too busy laughing at her that I didn't feel grossed. plus it was just a little bit anyways. Luckily the final thing; the slide, wasn't scary at all. It was just pure fun!
A we got back to Jollyboys we went straight to the pool. We had had enough adventures for one day! It was a hell of a day!