The Trek = 141 km, 7.107m up and 4.119m down, that is the summary of my Himalaya holidays. Just as expected, it was easy enough for me due to long-lasting, profound hiking experience: I have started long before the trip in my earlier youth. In May 2017 to be more exact.
Now when I look back, I see that the cloud on which I floated for weeks and months has dissolved somehow. Still, some things have slightly changed along the way: Heights above 5.000m had been nothing but a number, while now I remember how it felt to be up there. Only time will tell, yet there is a fair chance that Nepal might become one of those life-changing trips. Not as a single baboom-event, but with subtle, longlasting influences on my perspective of things. We will see…
While the Nepal trip has been a fantastic experience, some (me included) might ask: What about camping? And here we go:
Finally, Hector will be star of the road again, carrying me to France. 4,5 hours of (new) finest music, 8 hours of weekly sports and 1 new bikini are all it takes for the preparation of the next trip. At least, almost. Getting more and more into my well-known enthusiasm for sun, beach, sea, food, wine and surfers, I spend some spare time on nice-to-have preparations such as
- Sort all snippets about recommended restaurants, promising vineyards or camper parkings neatly into a colourfal roadmap => checked
- Fresh up & improve my skateboard skills => checked
- Make Hector sparkle and shine => upcoming
- Throw 3 bikinis, a wet suit and the skateboard into Hector’s closets and head up straight West. + South. Well, wherever the sun is visible!
The plan is to stop every now and then, see castles, medieval villages and uncounted grains of sand along the coast line. Counting down the days until low season kicks in!