The last couple of weeks were, to say the least, an absolute rollercoaster. We both stopped working, went to Switzerland, packed up and moved from Antwerp to the pearl of the Kempen = Westerlo and said goodbye to everyone. At the moment we are still gobsmacked with all the kind words, photos, movies and presents we received!
So for us, the first of August came sooner than expected, and although we have worked for this day for the last year, we did not get on the plane with the biggest smile. Saying goodbye is tough. But we will survive, I guess.
The first step to surviving this trip was to get the right gear. Remo invested a lot of time online for this and read up/met up with others who had already undertaken such a trip. Afterwards he bought and tested our equipment and made some decisions. But more on this later.
In the end, we needed to fit a large array of gear into our bags. Which means I had the first struggle of the trip before we even started as my choice of clothes etcetera was too big for my bag…
I tried to ignore this fact for at least half an hour but in the end I had to give in and leave some clothes at home.
After a full-on travelling day we made it to Hostel Bolshoi in Moscow, went out for a vegetarian meal and beetroot juice (blending in already), and paid a visit to the red square by night. Pictures will follow soon!
xx Lisa & Remo