On the train to Paris last Friday we were eating our lunch that we brought and I realized we had no clue what that night would be like.
Train from Toulouse to Paris
There were pictures of the apartment we had rented over the weekend, but one never knows if that is how a place is irl. And we had gotten some suggestions for restaurants in Paris, but nothing was booked and we might not even feel like going out. Is there a grocery store nearby? We had no idea.
Full moon over Paris tonight
Now we know what the place looks like, that there are great restaurants in the area, several grocery stores and “walking-friendly” streets.
But we’re about to step into the unknown again.
At the Louvren today
We’re leaving Europe tomorrow, to go via Qatar to Bali, a trip of more than 24 hours from door to door.
In Bali we’re booked for a six-nights stay in Kuta – nothing else is planned. We know the food will be different, the sounds, the temperature and the sun, the people and nature – most things will be different from here, and still we will meet people; people that all have the same needs, desires and wishes as most other human beings.
So we’re ready to meet what comes our way, curious of how we will react to what is new to us, interested in discovering new places and people from all paths of life.
Tired from walking, grateful to spend our days together and curious about life.
Wivan and Anders
Sunrise over the mountains
Today we’ve been packing our stuff, getting ready to go to Paris tomorrow morning.
Packing and preparing
We’ve stayed at this place for about a month and it’s a bit sad to leave our friends and their sweet animals.
Tonight we made sure to take care of the sheep and the chickens.
Wivan, Siegfried and his girls
The chickens were so hungry they even liked some “take away” food…
Today we also managed to finish up the work with their fire wood here on the small farm, so we leave some warmth for the winter.
Wivan splitting wood
It’s been a nice and memorable month here, and we are now ready to move on and try out South East Asia for the coming… Six months!
Anders and lots of wood
Tonight we’ve had dinner with our hosts and a couple of friends we got to know last spring when we house sat in the same area for several months.
Anders smashing concrete
The past week we’ve got a good physical training with the work we’ve done, so the train ride tomorrow is a welcome break before three days of walking in Paris.
And we bring a little piece of this stay with us, as we got a jar of the super tasty green tomato marmelade as a gift!
Love this one!
The alarm goes off in less than six hours. Time to get some sleep!
//Anders and Wivan