There once was a ferryboat
Navigating the waters of Indonesia.
Somewhere between Lombok and Bali,
I saw him standing there.
Looking out to the blue sea,
Deep in thought.
I recognized him from days before.
He’d been at my guesthouse eating a sandwich.
Oh how I envied that sandwich!
No, seriously, I was starving.
I wanted the sandwich…
We shared a taxi and a few beers,
talked of American politics and meditation,
jello shots and happiness.
It wasn’t love at first sight.
I’m not sure I believe in that anymore.
Or do I?
But something was there.
I gave him a hug and we said goodbye.
Months and months passed,
Hardly a word between us.
Lives carried on…
The Englishman back in London town
Me roaming the globe.
Here I am, returned to London.
The Englishman eager to jet off for a few months.
The American contemplating a new continent.
Fate? Random Coincidence?
I sat in question marks for a while…
And then I sat a little longer…
And then I said yes,
To traveling together, that is.
Off to Africa we go.
The Englishman and the American.
Venturing out into the unknown.
We fly tonight.
Excellent Now, this sounds interesting.
The fun begins……………….. 🙂
Nice stuff, Puppy! When you’re standing at the tip of the Cape of Good Hope watching the great oceans merge, think about all that you’ve accomplished and all that you’re going to accomplish. Absolutely awesome! Have fun … but don’t take any wooden nickels or believe everyone and everything. Most importantly, stay in touch. Franny and I love and miss you. GOD bless … Hugs and kisses … Abba
Thanks for your comment. I always like hearing from you… I’ll be in touch as connections allow… I am heading your warnings of the NOGO countries… xo
Awesome â love the writing and knowing that you have found unplanned company. I wish you the best!
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Thanks for checking in V… Will be an interesting leg of my trip, no doubt. Thanks for keeping up with me 🙂 xo
Hey Erin! I have been travelling through Asia and now I am in Australia with decent internet. It’s so good to read your blog again. I can’t wait to see what happens in Africa. I am trying to figure out where to go next and I remeber that your uncle said he had information about safe places to travel (I really want to go to India after reading about it on your blog but I’m not sure because of the news lately)Could you give me his email so I can contact him?
Jenny, hey, did you ever get out and about traveling? Find me on facebook if you like to connect. Hope you found your way out there. Oh, and I finally finished and published a book about my travels in case it interests you… Facing Freedom available on Amazon. Hope all is well my fellow traveller 🙂