Blog 1 Background
On the 9th of June our website was born/created, however our dream started long before the 9th. We would like to share a little more about ourselves with you to hopefully explain how we came to the decision to drive back to South Africa as we know from people's reactions that many consider this trip to be a result of temporary insanity.
Arrival in the UK:We moved from SA where we met to the UK to see more of the world and quench our travel thirst.We were unfortunate enough to land in a South African house in Sevenkings in East London a very different experience.We then drifted a bit around South West London until we settled in Datchet where we now live.
Travels so far: What happened to your travel thirst I hear you ask, well I have to say we have managed to keep it under control and haven't traveled much at all.Since arriving in the UK we have seen almost all of Scotland, most of Wales and a bit of England.We have been to Europe although only once.We visited Prague for a very romantic Christmas break and would recommend it as a city to visit we have also been to Ireland a few times
The decision to drive through Africa:I neglected to say that Conrad and I have been home to South Africa every year we have been in the UK regardless of family and friends visiting us.Well we have reached the point where we want to return to South Africa and realized with a shock that we have not done any of the traveling we initially intended.
In October 2006 I left Conrad alone in the UK to visit my family to meet my new born niece.It was hard for me leaving my family specially the next generation.Conrad in the meanwhile visited friends in Lusk near Dublin and came back with the idea to drive to South Africa.I embraced the idea as you could not ignore Conrad's excitement.The thought of the wide open spaces, lots of different cultures to embrace and hopefully lovely sunshine appealed to me and the more we discussed it the more we realized that this is something we both want.
See Blog 2 11 June 2007