Some folks out there…or at least our moms, might be asking, “Why no blogs lately? They used to be so reliable…” Well, over the past month we have had rather dismal internet access. The fact that we’ve enjoyed omni-present wi-fi virtually everywhere else we’ve traveled has really spoiled us. Well, South Africa brought us down to earth. Our housesitting clients summed it up best when they said that South Africa looks like a modern country (and it does!), but really it’s a developing country and you have to give it some slack. Yep, definitely part of Brian’s 70% rule for Africa coming into play here!
We have missed the process of writing, editing, posting and best of all, getting your feedback! Seriously, we get such a thrill when folks comment on our blogs. *Love It* This last month has made us realize just how much we enjoy blogging and let me just say we miss it terribly. We do try to post a daily photo or two to Facebook and Instagram even when we can’t blog, but it’s just not the same.
In 2 days we leave for Mongolia and we’re guaranteed to not have blogging capabilities there! Perhaps some amount of wi-fi for our first couple days in Ulan Bataar, but not for two weeks after that. Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe we are going to Mongolia. (MONGOLIA!!) Then we’re off to Bali — can I get a “Woot! Woot!” — where we may/may not have wi-fi.
***Yes, that’s right, we made a snap decision last week and booked ourselves a trip to Indonesian sun and snorkeling to help us recover from our aching, horse-riding bums! Bring on the beaches, crystal clear water and seeing coral three times a day for 9 days! Oooh-la-la! ***
Then, finally, in late September, we should be back online for most of the rest of our trip. Soooooo….I guess the whole point of this is to let everyone know we’re still here! Plus, we want to warn everyone that Radio Silence will be in effect for yet another month or so. Don’t worry…we’ll be back! For now? Gotta learn how to ride a horse!!
Will be waiting for your return. Always a good day when I hear from you. Take good care. Mom
And we like hearing from our Public! HAHAH! We will be back online before you know it.
Omg. Radio silence for a month. I definitely need to get a bottle of Patron to get me thru the bff withdraw. And a hellyaWOOTWOOT for Bali snorkeling trip. Your bum is really really really gonna need to park it in some toasty warm sandy beach after your done w those ponies. Lol Love you both and sending the friendly wildlife some good karma to show up on your adventures.
Now don’t go doing something crazy while I’m offline! You got this. You can do it! And stop talking about my bum. You’ll want to stay in top condition because when we return I plan to rate the snorkeling on a Marshall Island scale, where Roi is a 10.
Wow–a whole month. I’m having withdrawal problems already! I do enjoy your adventures.
This is why we give out the warnings. We’re like the State Department that way. 🙂 We’ll try to get one more out before we leave…
I will miss your posts so much! Take lots of photos and notes and fill us in when you get some wifi. Have a great adventure!
You can count on it! And we got a 2nd camera today, so even MORE photos to choose from!
I don’t think I can stand it! No posts? Just remember I want a photo and description of how you feel after that first day on a horse. At least their horses are smaller than ours. That may help. Friends over here today who are headed to South Africa, Zambia, and Victoria Falls in 3 weeks. My feet already itch. Have fun out in the wilds of where ever you are. Hugs to both of you.
Photo…description of our agony…got it! 🙂
Miss your posts as it is like traveling along with you! As far as horse back riding….you go girl!!!
We love having you along! And I’ll go…but hopefully not too fast.
We will miss your posts! Have a great time in Mongolia (I am already jealous!!!),enjoy the sun in Bali!
And I can promise you- even if Europe doesn’t have as much free Wifi as the US,but you will definetly find internet access.
Looking forward to this day,
best from Emily, Smilla and the rest of the family
Thanks, Cordelia! We just finished a housesit where we took care of two kitties and it was like a little taste of home. Purrrrrrrrr.
Hugs to everyone!
Can’t wait to see the pics of Mongolia and Bali ~ I expect they will be fabulous! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy
The only thing better than Mongolian horses and Balinese coral would be birthday doings in Amsterdam! Bring it on! Oh, and I had oysters at lunch today and thought of you.
I was jealous about the horseback riding in Mongolia—but Bali?! Oh my goodness–you two will have a blast! Can’t wait to see pictures of both trips!
We can’t wait either! No need to be jealous, though, just hop on a plane and we’ll see you in Bali! 🙂
Can’t wait to see Mongolia & Bali through your eyes. 🙂
Got a 2nd camera today so you’ll get to see them in stereo optical! Hah! Can’t wait either!
Have an amazing time in Asia! I cannot wait to read about it in the future. Enjoy being offline and untethered 😉 I’m glad you have found a couple house sitting gigs along the way, I want to try that on my next big adventure.
Housesitting is totally the way to go for long-term travel. If you decide to try it, let us know and we can help get you a discount on the membership and give you our lessons learned. It’s really fun and it’s a great way to get immersed in a community, which I know you love.
Untethering begins in T-36 hours.