This year, in the words of Robert Frost, we have chosen to “take the road less traveled.” We have left our hilltop flat in Highgate Hill, our community in West End, Rob’s secondary teaching job, my education lecturing position and a more well traveled road, to see where another road may lead us.
We go with a limited budget and an even more limited backpack (7kg) to embrace a slow travel approach where we are able to build relationships with people and through that, see different parts of the world.
We start our journey in Nepal connecting with local people volunteering to help start a Café & Beauty business (& fB). The road is less clear after this point until we join some people who have chosen to live in a large urban slum in Indonesia.
We don’t know where this road less traveled may lead us. So we go full of excitement, apprehension and hope. And to finish with Frost’s thought “knowing how way leads on to way, I [doubt] if I should ever come back”.