This morning I walked along Varkala Beach‘s north cliff, spent the first few hours of my day in a yoga class and then tucked into brunch with an open view of the Arabian Sea ahead of me. This is how I’ll be spending the last days of 2012, a year of incredible change and one I am likely to mumble incoherently about if I ever reach my 90s.
Last year I hoped 2012 would be full of adventure, challenge and mischief – I certainly got my wish! After over a year and a half of saving and planning, I finally set out on the journey of a lifetime (although that’s not to say this is the only time in my life it will happen!), working my way from Kenya down to South Africa, then moving on to South India. I have been travelling for four months now and have a few more months ahead of me. There have been ups and downs but, all in all, it has been one hell of an experience.
Without further ado, here are the highlights of my year:
What a year! It will be a long time before I am able to travel so much in one year again and so I have certainly done my best to make it count. Next year is going to be harder, I imagine. Facing real life again is undoubtedly going to come as a bit of a shock but here’s hoping I have learnt to live with myself well enough to be able to handle anything that comes my way. Bring it on, 2013! I’m excited to see where I will be this time next year :)