We spent a wonderful summer in the Caribbean. We found in Bonaire a second home, a place where many would be happy to live forever. Warm weather, perfectly-blue sea, relaxed atmosphere… is there anything more you could desire? Well… actually there is!
A few months back, before leaving home, my friends gave me a t-shirt stating “Life is too short to live in one place”. My dear ones, you are so-so right! When you have the travel bug, you need to keep moving. Having a fixed location is simple and convenient, especially if it is in a tropical paradise. But it does not fulfil our need to explore and does not “calm” our “itchy feet”.
As we said in our first blog post, our main objective is to show our baby boy the world and find the real source of life-long happiness. No matter where we are and how wonderful our location is, I’m sure there are hundreds or thousands other places in the world that we would enjoy at least the same. So let’s keep moving to see what else is out there!
These days lots of my friends posted on social media photos with the first day of school for their kids. Tears of joy, excitement of a new beginning, fear of the unknown, nostalgia for the time that passed so quickly… I could see all these in their eyes. This got me scared! Time really flies! In a few years I will be in their place, walking Eric to school and I’m not sure I’ll be ready! But I have to, there’s no way to stop the time. So we have to make the best use of our time now, because now is real.
That being said, we waved goodbye, for now, to the Caribbean islands, moving south. We just got to South America, where we plan to wander for a while. We drafted a list of locations we plan to see, some of them being on our bucket list for quite a while. But keep flexible with our agenda, depending on how we feel here. We spend three months on a Caribbean island, at least we learned to live the moment and not take planning too seriously.
Eric adapted very well to the new situation. We discussed a lot with him, explaining where we are going, showing pictures and small videos with future destinations. So now he is really excited about traveling! He even understood we can’t carry too many stuff and toys with us and was willing to make a small selection of items to be packed with us. I never imagined it will be so easy to deal with a 2.5 year old on such matters!
Stay close for our future posts to see where our adventure continues! We have lots of surprises for you! If you already visited South America, please drop a comment with your experience here, favourite places or tips to help us through our journey.