So with great sadness and great excitement of what's coming next, my African adventure is coming to a close. It hasn't been the excitement of "King Solomon's Mines" by H.Rider Haggard (Christmas reading) ... living with lost tribes and trekking across deserts in search of treasures, but I have been to the roof of Africa and most southerly tip! I have seen Lemurs in Madagascar, rafted the Zambezi and taught school children how to work an iPad. Every day has opened my eyes to new possibilities!
This week I had a blog groupie (my Aunt) reminding me to write about the last 4 weeks in South Africa and upon reflection I have had a great month with my family on a 2000km road trip from Joburg to Cape Town.
Although my true home is London and I'll always be an England supporter, my second home is definitely South Africa. All my family are based in SA/Cape Town except my mum and an auntie so spending quality time over Xmas with them having not seen them all for a few years has also been a great chapter in my world travels.
From my 6 and 8 yr old nephew and niece to my 90 yr old Nanna. From my dad's farm in the Free State (near Lesotho) to the Route 62 in the the Western Cape. From riding my dad's dangerously fast Honda VFR to my brothers dangerously slow Royal Enfield. From climbing Table Mountain to walking along Hout Bay's beach. From live music and tasty craft beers at Hout Bay market to champagne at Kirstenbosch for New Years. It seemed that at all times the sun was shining and there was a glass in my hand!!
So this week I have started my Duolingo course in Spanish (maybe a little late) and Buenos Aires beckons before the rest of South America for 8 months!!