Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Breathe and Stop
After 13 months of backpacking around and moving every night, dozing on buses and striding through markets, changing diapers or feeding penguins, scrubbing mats or cooking a bush dinner via LED light, and lately, setting up camp with scorpions and elephants raiding our camp (and one deciding to have a snack next to the open-air shower I was using), we landed in Mauritius for a well-deserved break.
Do you know what we did today?
Actually, we sat and watched Barack Obama win the US presidential election (yay!), watched Gore Vidal tear a strip out of a BBC anchorman, sat near the infinity pool, went to the beach, and ate roti, ice cream, and fresh pineapple with chili.
You have no idea how happy I am to be here.