Earlier this week I didn’t feel so well.
My travel spirit will never forsake me, but, I have to admit, neither do I have the physical strenght to pick up my bike (worst case scenario).
I still have to share so much with ordinary people like you and me.. Enough is said and written about my first trip across Africa to Germany via the Russian border. Kate filled in the blank spots.
One year later, May 2009, we left on a trip across Africa with my KZ-TE pickup truck. The name of the project was AFRICA OUR HOME. Our sponsor, Anja from Germany, and I wanted to proof that despite bad patches Afrika wasn’t only doom and gloom. We pre-selected four ex-FSA exchange students who, with their cameras and notebooks, unrolled a new view on Africa for us.
A year later I left from Germany again, across Africa to Cape Town and then back to my home in Naboomspruit. Again after many months and thousands of kilometer I had to admit it was the most pleasant ride until then. The highlight was again the friendliness of the Africans.
And then, 2012, Russia, Siberia, Nordkapp and the four Scandinavian countries. The year with many wrong travel decisions.
So much to share, so little time to do it.
My plans are: Instead of spending so much time writing and editing I want to tell the last three stories by means of my photographs. One good photograph is worth a 1 000 words.
It is going to be only in the electronic format. More photographs to tell the story. And the best will be that it will be completely free of charge!
I consider doing the short text pieces in Afrikaans, my home language. Perhaps the is an English person that wants to share in the feeling of Ubunto.
Let me know what you think.
Photographs top left Women in Ethiopia, carrying heavy burdens. Anja with the FSA flag at Lake Malawi. Below Anja and Inge in Botswana.