Madrid, Spain and Canary Islands
On Saturday 18th April 2015 we arrived safely from our big trip circling the globe from west to east in 93 days, visiting and experiencing 10 new cultures and placing our feet in 13 countries and spending an ‘in-airplane’ visit to 1 more. It was simply a breathtaking journey, not just in what we saw but the time frame in which we achieved it in. Everything is a blur, mashed up into a tiny bubble one day we’ll pop and realise how extraordinary it was and lucky we were to be there. Not one thing would I regret, despite the rushing and complex journeys we embarked upon to maximise every penny and second we had. They say you regret the things you don’t do, more than the things you do and by actually living that phrase in travelling you give yourself the best possible experiences and memories. Together we grew stronger, in mind and in body. There were times of weakness, times where situations almost tore out our inner patience and belief, but that was no way in comparison to the times that we battled and won, the ones where we realised we were strong. At the end of the journey on our emotional return to our desperate parents, we always knew it would be the right time to come back, after all, we had plenty of dirty washing. For one last time I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has read this, been patient and kept in touch during our journey. I hope you have learnt some things as well as wondering if next time I could get David Attenborough to narrate it or maybe Brian Cox to explain half of the things I say. It has been a pleasure to write and has been as much for us as it has been those of you who have travelling in soul with us. For now, it is goodbye, but most likely we will not be able to resist the temptation to plan our next and circumnavigate our wonderful planet one more time. For if it wasn’t for the experiences in which we struggle, we wouldn’t find our true self at the top who helps us through.