Since we are now in the town that is meant to be the finishing point of our trip next year, I got the idea to put up some flyers around town so people can follow our blog down here as well. We went around town today and put up some flyers at a café, a grocery store and at Smugglers, a sports bar that everybody pays a visit to when in Vilanculos.
Putting the flyers up here in Vilanculos actually gave me a little bit of butterflies. It’s one thing telling people back in Sweden that we’re doing this trip. Now we’ve told everyone down here that we’re finishing our trip here. Leaving Sweden isn’t that difficult. It’s getting all the way here that will be the hard part.
We’ve been chatting to all our friends here about the trip and have gotten a very positive response and lots of curious questions so it’s been great fun. We also realised that an old friend, Jackie, had actually done the same trip some years ago, except her and her husband at the time drove down along Africa’s western side. Talking to Jackie about it was awesome, she kept remembering things from their trip and kept repeating how cool it is that we’re doing this and how much fun we will have. She said the only time during the trip she was actually really scared was once in the desert. They had taken out some water to have a wash and seconds later they were invaded by bees! They had to jump in the car and close all doors and windows and could hardly see out because of the amount of bees surrounding the vehicle. But all in all she says they had an amazing trip with memories for a lifetime and she would love to do something like it again with her two sons one day.
“Sure, it’s a small home you have, travelling like that” she said. “But the garden..! And it changes everyday!!” She said they would wake up in the morning, open the roof tent and sit out on the roof watching the sunrise and admiring the scenery, which would change for every region they passed through.
Brian said that one of the reasons he wants to do this trip is to show that you don’t have to be a millionaire to do it.
“Absolutely” Jackie said, “you don’t need money, you just need balls.”