This weekend we’ll be wrapping up our Tribe’s Eastern Cape Explore for a little while.
We’re a bit nostalgic.
It was on the 3rd of February 2012 that we embarked on that first trip.
A weekend at beautiful Bergrivier, near Hankey
The start of an awesome experience, as we traveled from corner to corner across the Eastern Cape, every now & then spilling into the Free State, Lesotho or the Western Cape.
That first trip was done in our trusty Defender 90-series.
Zuko was still pregnant with little Maddi.
Unbeknownst to us, in all our travels, we were leaving tracks all accross the Cacadu-region.
Visiting six-and-a-half of this Tourism-region’s ‘World of 7 Wonders.’
We drove Jeeps, Chryslers, Dodges & even a Fiat and a Alfa Romeo.
The kids in our Tribe fell in love with the comfort & space of the Chrysler Grand Voyager.
Zuko loved the Jeep Grand Cherokee.
I’m still in two minds.
I love the affordable practicality & luxury of the Dodge Journey.
But there is something about the red Alfa Romeo Giulietta which exhilarated & wich I cannot shake.
We started near Hankey.
This weekend as we head to ‘Baviaans Kloof, one of the Cacadu-region‘s ‘7 Wonders’, we’ll be coming full circle.
We’ll be spending our firts night in Hankey, at an authentic 125 year-old farmhouse now known as ‘The Meadows Guesthouse’.
We’ll be driving there in our Landy.
We’ll be savoring everything of this beautiful world, aware that soon we’ll find ourselves on a different kind of adventure.
Exploring Asia from a city called Jiamusi.
It is going to be a completely different kind of journey.
We hope to learn Tai Chi.
To discover something about ‘happiness‘.
To ride the Trans-Siberian Line.
Visit Vladivostok & Kabarovsk.
To taste a world so foreign we won’t know how to ask for headache medicine & no one will know what Disprin is.
We’re grateful for this weekend.
It is a moment to breathe amidst rushing to get everything done for our Asia Adventure.
It is a moment to reflect.
So we say thank you to everyone who shared our travels.
To everyone who supported it.
If you loved ‘Traveling Tribe’ because of the prizes: don’t fret. We’re bringing back an awesome prize from Baviaans Kloof. Next year, a crowd of travelers will be our guests on this blog, as they keep on exploring the Eastern Cape & all of them will share the fun.
If you loved ‘Traveling Tribe’ because you loved following our journey: we’ll keep you posted on life from Jiamusi & show you all the out-of-the-way places we discover.
Don’t forget to savor every moment.
To not take life too seriously.
To love relentlessly.