We often get asked what we are doing, where we are going, how long are we travelling for. Following these questions usually comes with a quick glance at each other, a shrug, and the eventual “urm” as one of us begins our story.
Ty and I are not quite sure what we are doing but I will try to describe it the best I can. First a little background. We met in June 2018, in a small village just outside of Phong Nha, Vietnam. We first saw each other at a river which was the dead end of a ‘road’ (very small and steep dirt track) that we had each separately come to find ourselves on while being a little bit lost. The river felt like it was in the middle of no where, with trees and mountains and the odd shack surrounding it and water buffalo lounging in the cool water. We were each travelling with a friend at the time and after that day, inevitably the 4 of us combined forces and continued our journey as a group around Northern Vietnam for 2 weeks.
It’s safe to say we had a really good 2 weeks together, because now 3 years later, albeit with time apart after our travels where we each had to go home, our adventure continues…
I am writing this from the jungle in Costa Rica, getting ravished by mosquitos while I lay in a hammock debating whether it is worth getting up just for bug spray. Central America is our first stop on this ‘expedition’ or as we like to say: ‘we are window-shopping the world.’ This trip for us has been on our minds for a long time, although it isn’t planned at all, considering Covid and the many new restrictions that come with it we are going to figure it out as we go.
The travel bug is truly addictive, it becomes a part of you and your life whether you let it or not. Being from different countries is also a big motivation for us to travel due to having not very compatible passports. I am from England and Ty is from South Africa so even spending time in each others country is limiting, so we are making it work. Lucky for us we each have the same mind-set towards travel.
Central America will hopefully be the first stop of many. The fun part for us is not knowing where is next. Being flexible will mean we could next end up by the sea on a white sandy Caribbean beach or perhaps in another jungle watching a different troop of monkeys pass by in the trees. We are finding our feet so let’s see where they take us next.