Mark and I are at the KL airport waiting until it’s time for us to board our plane to Johannesburg. It’s hard to believe that tomorrow we will be in Africa. So fast! Our ocean legs on boats have given us time to acclimatize and mentally prepare. We’re feeling anxious. Although we’ll be crossing the Indian Ocean very quickly, this is going to be our longest stretch of continuous travel yet, or at least it’s going to feel like it. Our flight is an 11-hour red-eye. Once we land in Johannesburg, we’ll make our way to the train station to hop on the Shosholoza Meyl sleeper train to Cape Town. The train is supposed to take 26 hours. In total, it will probably be about 50 hours in-transit. Hope we make it!
This is going to be our BIG adventure. Four months on a truck from Cape Town to Cairo. Can’t believe the time is now. We’ve been so caught up in our day-to-day travels that we haven’t been looking ahead. We don’t know much about the places we’re going or the things we’re going to see. It’s all on the website, we just haven’t found time to read through it. We’re looking forward to the great unknown. We’re also looking forward to taking a break from the independent travel thing. It gets exhausting planning and researching and figuring things out all the time!
It feels somewhat like we’re on our way back home. The distance separating us is going to be getting smaller now. Yet if feels like this is where our travels really begin…
Talk to you again soon. From Africa.