Well here we are. At the very last letter in the A to Z Guidebook. If you’ve been playing along, you’ve visited many places and perhaps learned about some destinations. Thanks to everyone who has joined in over the years. We’ve had a few stayers in the pack. Chiefly Sherry from Sherry’s Pickings and Stuart from Nomadic Paths who have joined in on every letter. If you haven’t visited their blogs, you are missing out on their stories.
Z or Zoom
Ten years ago, I visited East Africa to celebrate my 40th birthday. To this day, it remains my favourite overseas holiday. Not only did we see some wonderful wildlife and another side to the world, but it started a new chapter in our travelling lives, partnering up with (our now regular) travel companions Robert & Bronlynn. After a few weeks in a cramped truck, bumping over bone jarring roads and camping in mosquito infested campgrounds, a little R&R was in order. The last leg of our East Africa holiday was a side trip to Zanzibar. Finally we could rise at whatever time we pleased, choose what we wanted to eat (I recommend the coconut curry octopus) and have hot showers. After a few days in Stone Town, we were refreshed and ready to continue our home ward journey and for our friends, onwards to Europe.
One of the reasons I love this photo so much (apart from the fact that we are all 10 years younger) is that though we often travel together, there are few photos of the four of us. A great memory that has endured.
After 26 months, it’s time to say farewell to A to Z Guidebook but not farewell to plenty more travels.