Canada is clean and orderly and easy. And there's lots of fun to be had. But I am already missing Africa. I miss the great weather (quite cold and some rain here in Ottawa). I miss the beaches, the snorkelling and the surfing. I miss our great friends from Mozambique (and good friends that have recently left Maputo for Manila, Rome, Washington and New York). I miss traveling to "House of Fire" in Swaziland - amazing music festival called "Bushfire". I miss the American School and the great teachers. I miss sushi and movies in Nelspruit. I miss zip-lining the canyons of South Africa. I miss Rachel (our housekeeper) and Americo (our cook). I miss Breakers hotel and the climbing wall in Umhlanga and the Ushaka water park in Durban. I miss tearing between houses with my Danish buddies on our street. I miss my tortoise "Tiny." I miss our big house and taking over the third floor for sleepovers and nerf gun battles. I miss gelato at Sommerschield park. I miss camping at the Elephant Reserve and in the Drakensberg mountains.
That is a lot to miss! But its not forever. Goodbye for now Africa - I'll be back!
But for now, pass me another box. Where can we put this? Has anyone seen my skateboard?