Final Month Before Around 7 Continents
Last bit of planning as we go into the final stretch before we fly to Oz.
Stress levels is reaching new heights as we run around between our planning, media, getting sponsors and the most important part… Family and friends!
Since I left Cape Town a month and a half ago we have driven over 4500km…. The same distance we will complete on our first continent, Australia. Moving from Cape Town with the beautiful view of Table Mountain, through the dry Karoo, my hometown Bloemfontein, traffic in Johannesburg, green passes in Mmpumalanga and giraffes at the river house…. Just a few things we have seen in South Africa the last two months.
Arriving in Nelpruit was a bit sad because I knew its was the start of the goodbye’s. Chilling with my mother and grandparents, drinking a nice cold beer with Wiekus and seeing my dogs again was a perfect way to just chill after the crazy busy few months. The week in Nelspruit flew past as we got to the point were have to say goodbye to Wiekus, Tanya, grandparents, Evan and off-coarse my mother. Putting on my huge Ray Ban sunglasses to hide my first few tears as we climbed into the car.
Through all the stress we were jumping out of our skin when we received an email from Canon! After a few Emails, proposals and meetings, Canon decided to become part of our five-year adventure!
The Canon G1X and the Canon Powershot HF G25 will help us to take awesome photos and video during the journey!
One of the other things that we did not really talked about was our Oz Visas!! I did mine about a month and a half ago and have not heard anything back from them. The Australian Visa is suppose to take between 15 and 20 working days before you get it. I was constantly joking about it and told Ulrich that he is going to get his before mine. Ulrich applied for his visa 15 days after I did mine.
After such a long time we finally heard something back….. And who got it…. Ulrich!! It was funny but I started to worry. To my relieve I got mine just one hour after Ulrich got his Visa! We were so happy when we got the great news.
Now its just the final few days before we set off to Sydney!!