We’ve been hinting here and there that our plans for year two of travel have changed.
In our last post, we mentioned how the threat of terror–the potential danger of places we’d intended to visit– made us reconsider our travel plans. But this isn’t what changed our plans. We considered it, but it didn’t derail us.
What it did do is perhaps make us less eager to force a trip to places where pieces weren’t falling in place smoothly, and people were recommending caution. We can’t really know the full impact, but we suspect it’s rather low.
Instead, the mere fact that planning was becoming difficult was enough to make us doubt. Housesits in Africa were slim, timing and logistics for visiting contacts were complicated, and workaways were not accepting volunteers during the weeks that we wanted to be in particular countries. Not to mention the fact that travel in Africa was looking to be very expensive.
So, we stepped back and considered a change of plans. On a whim, we applied to a random house sit that caught our eye. And the rest (as we say in the video) is history!