Tomorrow we’ll have been in Botswana for two weeks.
Two weeks. We can’t quite believe it.
It’s raced by but at the same time it’s feels like we’ve been here forever, it just feels like home.
So far we’ve moved into a basic local village home with just a few boxes of bits and pieces to start our new life from scratch.
Our little house is pink & sits on a little hill overlooking rambling dirt tracks, cows and donkeys. Lots and lots of donkeys.
We’ve waged war against roaches and mosquitos, been without water, electricity and internet (on and off), and adopted a popular saying here, ‘TIA’ ‘This Is Africa’. Things can be cumbersome and slow, but patience is certainly a virtue.
In 2 weeks we’ve already grown to love so much about Botswana. It’s desert-scape is completely obscure yet strangely beautiful, calming sounds of cow-bells as they roam freely, distant hee-haw’s from donkey’s & every day the sunset absolutely takes our breath away. We’ve never seen colours like these, African sunsets are in a league of their own & best enjoyed whilst sitting in camping chairs.
And the people. These beautiful people.
Mild, softly spoken, humble. All you have to do is attempt to say hello “Dumela Mma / Dumela Rra” and their faces quickly burst into big toothy smiles. Life is very simple, most people in our village don’t have cars so they walk, even the longest of distances on the hottest of days. But they have the basics to fill their needs and they are content.
It’s not been easy by any means, we’ve learn a lot of lessons, but even in 2 short weeks it’s been one of the most rewarding experience’s we’ve ever had.
Today, we’ve managed to get back on the internet, a huge success.
To our lovely fans and clients, please know that we haven’t forgotten about you! This week we’re getting back into it, we truly appreciate your patience and understanding.
In the next few weeks we are launching a print store, bookings for our Provence, France Field Trip and dates for our Australian Field Trips (FINALLY). And not to mention we’ll be blogging a few lovely weddings.
We hope you are all keeping well, safe, happy and dry.
We’re signing off to the sound of cow bells & hee-haws, tomorrow we’ll watch the sunset from our camping chairs and think of you all.
Lots of love,
Seth and Tenielle