leaving Afrika behind....

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After 2 over two weeks on cape verde with family I am finally ready to move on. Gone is the longing for the sahel, for the savannah like landscapes and even crazy children (How could i ever miss those???).

A fantastic christmas and new year with our family has left me reflecting once again why we are doing this. Our family means so much to us and spending time together makes me so happy so why do we volountarily choose to travel this long and this far? This morning my brother and his girlfriend left and i wished i was at home in the cozy coldness with tea and candles, i wished our family were always close by and that the trip was shorter!

But thinking back, as i was riding through the forests of Guinea Bissau i felt so gratefull that i had made the decission to go on this trip. I felt it to be one of the best decissions i have ever made . It seems to be that way with the very hard decissions...

In Afrika i feared that no other continents would meassure up to it, but now after digesting the experiences and spending time with loved ones, im ready to allow Afrika to become memories and to let South Amerika take on the main stage. Hopefully with that my gratitude and exitement for the trip will return...

Rob-drew says:
Hi Tati/Daren
Looks like you had real fun on New Years Eve, by now you should be in Rio. Take care and enjoy your experiences in South America. In the larger picture of everything 2 years is a short time. If you hadn't have done it now you may never have. So enjoy, keep us posted and take care.
Best wishes from us both R & J.
Posted on: Jan 11, 2009
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