In the spirit of full disclosure to my dear sister and cycling partner Charlie I’d like to start by declaring how utterly unprepared I am going to be for our journey.
I love living in South Sudan but it is currently doing everything it can to foil my attempts at preparedness. So below are 7 ways in which I am laughing in the face of adequate fitness, scoffing at the thought of reasonable preparation and generally maintaining a blissful degree of ignorance for what the next year will hold.
South Sudan has been a wonderful, challenging, frustrating and inspiring place and I’ve really enjoyed my year and a half here. And now Charlie knows what she’s got herself in for, the only thing to do is to set off and put everything to the test #bringiton
Louise x x
Do you want to go on an adventure?
The eight words that started this whole crazy idea. And to be honest, when it comes to adventuring my answer is always going to be hell yeah!
Adventures are wonderful, you get to see new places, meet interesting people and throw yourself completely out of your comfort zone... your comfort zone is a dot to you!
It can be an epic trip around the world or a microadventure outside of your city (speaking of microadventures, check out our Wild camper to respectable wedding guest microadventure from a few years ago here). In this case the adventure Louise was proposing was of the larger, you-want-to-do-what-now, variety. You know the ones that make others instantly start questioning your sanity.
As it was such a big idea she knew she would have to have a pretty convincing proposal and boy did she deliver!
Continue reading at your own risk... it will make you want to go on an adventure!
Charlie x x
A Wheely Long Journey Blog
Charlie and Lou are twins from Cheshire, UK on a mission to cycle back to their childhood home in Hong Kong.