It's done! We're back in Nairobi where we started six weeks ago.
We cheated again with bus and train due to time issues. Still very adventorous.
We took a small plane to leave Mafia island since risking your life by taking an overcrowded refugee boat is enough if you do it once in your life 😅
We had our bikes shipped to the airport of arrival in advance and they where actually there when we arrived. They were a bit more rusty than two days ago but still good to go 👌
We got an tattoo done in Daressalam that shows our trip.
The next morning we took a bus to Mombasa in Kenya. So far so good.
So yesterday night in Mombassa we saw this guy with a box of leaves on the street...
Turned out it was Miraa, Mirongi or also known as Kath which apparently is legal in Kenya.
Once you know it you suddenly realise that most people around you are chewing it right now.
So yea we ate that gross tasting stuff to find out what it does to you... The answer: you are very euphoric and alert which in other terms means there won't be any sleep tonight.
Very awesome when you are supposed to catch a train at 7am the next day and have to cycle there for one hour to get to the station.
The worst part of it is that the street we had to use was in a horrible condition - that there was trucks everywhere blowing diesel fumes and dust in your face and that the road led through the city's garbage burning fields that produced a huge smog cloud containg burned plastic and worse stuff. I don't even want to know.
I was raging😠
We managed to reach the train station in time all sweaty.
Imagine this super modern trainstaition in the middle of nowhere. Everything looks really fancy and professional but you can't pay by credit card 😅
So missed that train, had to get a cab all the way back to the city to get cash.
When we got back to the railway station they told us our bikes were too big so we would not be allowed to put em in the train 😪
It took us three hours to disasemble the bikes. We also wrapped them in our sleeping bags to make em look like regular luggage 😅 it actually worked and we got in!
Without the help of the security guards there tho this would have been much harder.
Columbia Peak, October 2012. One of the best displays of fall colors I've seen. It was an awesome mountain to climb too! This was taken on the way out after bagging the peak. Winters in the pacific northwest seem to last a long time, and as the rain pours down I find myself longing for days like this.
I was reading this amazing post today and this girl wrote something like this: “you don’t need to identify all the pieces of trash you threw away to let it go”. I liked that! I interpreted it as not over analyzing past situations and to just leave that shit there and keep moving forward.
I needed to hear that because sometimes I like to pick up old behaviors or old ways of thinking based on previous experiences that have NO PLACE IN MY PRESENT MOMENT.
I ran just now.
Ohhhh it felt good. Took me a bajillion hours to get out the door but once I’m out there, I’m out there. So much gratitude and so much to enjoy and no time to look back ❤️❤️❤️
Now time for some buti yoga with @vanessa_irene89 😘
Bad weather is not necessarily a bad thing, it scares people away and provides dramatic compositions. Typically in fall, Larch Valley is filled with thousands of tourists chasing views of golden leaves. However, this day was below zero, windy, and snowing heavily, we were the only ones on Eiffel Peak and saw no-one on the return journey back to Lake Moraine. It was lovely.