We ran the race last year and it was a game-changer. This year? We helped running it. Even better! Our biggest struggle is still the sadness about not being able to share these experiences with our families and friends properly and sometimes maybe inspire them to be a bit more adventurous. Of course we have pictures, videos and this blog but it is far not the same. WE see these places, WE live, work and laugh with these people, WE`re being amazed by the unique real-life stories, WE live these through, WE can touch, smell, feel them and WE are affected by them to thrive.
All those emotions they had, I remembered all, the excitement, fear, tiredness, happiness, pride, too many things to process too quickly. I was there listening to them, they had so many things to tell what happened in the last few hours , and I lived it all again, every moment of this magic. Only those can understand it really, who was there and lived this through. Once you finished this race, this whole week, you don’t want to leave all this behind. Amazing to hear that people loved their time there and thanking you to make this happen, it’s definitely worth all the work I put into this. I can only recommend to anyone to face the challenge and sign up for this adventure. No one will regret it, but it will change their thinking about the world forever.
1. Fact: if Szilvi doesn't know about the black snake living in the camp, she sleeps much better.
5. For kids in Uganda the "It's around the corner" or "Just here, let's walk" means 3K at least. They're just used to walk that much everyday for bits and bobs. Sadly, sometimes for water.
14. It's hard to come home and carry on with your "normal" life. You just experienced something unique, you might've just done or achieved something extraordinary. You grew, you thrived, you're not the same person anymore. The "old" life might seem just empty. So do the people or your job. You're a bit detached.
This wedding anniversary was the best! We have had only two so far, but it’s definitely getting better every year.
We went to Murchison Falls National Park for a safari, isn’t it great?? So it happened on the first night that a hippo was walking through the car park next to the terrace where we’re having drinks and slowly walked into the bushes. All this only 2 meters away from us, AWESOME! We were lucky enough to see the king of all, the lion. + VIDEO
Campfire, friendships, wild shower, sunrise and sunset above the valley, beautiful green scenery, unbelievably welcoming people, the calm morning breakfasts at the open air canteen with that view, the kindness, the laughs, my tent, I think I even miss my headtorch and mosquito repellent or just being a bit dirty, the bus journeys with a new person to get to know next to me each time and kids, kids and kids. General happiness everywhere without having much. A lesson, an inspiration.
Have a read, we haven`t just written this together but literally blended our thoughts in to one. + VIDEO
I convinced only myself but not my other half about not to take on this challenge. Szilvi: "Oh, nooo! Why? F*ck off...you should do that". Let's be a man, then.
I said "Yes!" I did the first step. Long journey with so many obstacles, but everything will lay out nicely as the time goes by. I don't know how, but everything will be sorted. I'll do my best. And I'm not alone with it. We're doing it together. Szilvi and Me.