hey Jac, good to meet you! I just had a look at your site and love it, especially the scratch maps you're selling. We have a huge world map at home too to keep us dreaming. ;) Thanks for your thoughts. I'm quite happy that we've settled for a semi-nomadic lifestyle. We're thrilled to have almost three months here before our next trip!
I bet you do -- you guys have been nomadic for so long! Sorry it didnt work out the last time you guys were in Granada, but hope to see you soon!
I guess it's natural to feel this way especially for people in our line of work. I'm glad so many people understand how we feel. And yes, once you've found a home base in Italy, come visit! P.S. It was great hanging out with you guys over TBEX!
hey Charli, good to see you here! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm glad you feel the same. Two years is a long time to be on the road and it's good to know you're excited about going home. When we used to go on extended trips, we always ended up being depressed to be home even though we were initially happy to be home. With this new semi-nomadic lifestyle, it works out perfectly for us since we know we'll be off somewhere exciting again soon!
aha! India can be tough, even for the most seasoned travelers. I hear your pain but glad you enjoyed what the hike offered!
Haha yes I get teased alot! Trust me, Ive tried to conquer my fear but nothing seems to work!
Thanks Barry, that is so sweet of you! Thank you for your support!
Thanks Katka for the very kind and well-written comment. I do agree that it is best to visit these places without forming any solid and biased opinion. During our visit, there was a fellow traveler who was trying to push her opinions on us and we didnt like that. You're right in saying that if everyone kept a neutral stand, Israel and many other Middle Eastern countries would do much better in terms of tourism.
I don't think I got it wrong. We learnt that from our Israeli tour guides and friends. Like Katka said below, we prefer not to enter a discussion of this sort and maintain a neutral ground. We absolutely loved our time in Israel and wish more people can go see it for themselves without forming any political opinions.
I was definitely nervous when the current was sweeping me away, but we were really lucky to be diving with these experienced and patient folks!