So that‘s it. I‘ll have a shuttle to the airport at 1 am. My flight to Istanbul leaves at 4:20 am and I will be back in Germany tomorrow afternoon. I very much look forward to seeing my wife and my kids again. At the same time, today, when the car was washed and the dust we had collected over 4 weeks came off, I was quite sad, as I realized that our trip was indeed coming to an end for me.
Mark and I had a blast. It was an epic trip. We travelled more than 10000 km through 6 countries. What do we take away? Africa is a beautiful continent. The people we met throughout were extraordinarily friendly and hospitable.
Not once did we feel threatened or uncomfortable.
We also realized what positive attitude many of the people we met have, despite them not having running water or electricity. Things that we normally take for granted.
The trip has also worked well because Mark and I share a passion for being vagabonds. We both loved going from place to place, seeing different places and landscapes and meeting interesting people throughout our journey. The memories we were able to collect will be unforgettable. We will likely not be able to do anything like this any time soon.
We would like to thank everybody who has helped and supported us to make this experience possible for us. Our families, our employers and colleagues, who had to go an extra mile to fill in for us, and also thank you for traveling with us. We hope you enjoyed it!
i would like to thank Mark for sharing this epic adventure with me. And even if the trip can not be completed to Cairo as originally planned, I believe it still means a lot to both of us and we will always cherish these memories.
For Mark the journey continues, just with a different crew: He will pick up his wife Martina from the airport tomorrow morning and continue the journey together with her back to Johannesburg. I wish them safe travels, and hopefully you won‘t need the first aid kit, just like we never needed it.
Take care! And next time you switch on the tap or the light, do appreciate it!