A couple of days before I left for my holiday from South Africa to Europe, a report was released, titled “The Worst (& Safest) Countries For Solo Female Travel in 2019”
Low and behold, I was leaving the most dangerous country in the world for a female solo traveller to visit, to the safest country according to the list, Spain.
I felt a sense of comfort that I was heading to a safe zone, especially because I was going to be travelling alone, but at the same time I felt incredibly sad that the country I call home is in such a bad state.
It was even more depressing to return to South Africa, with the news of more missing and murdered women – during Women’s Month of all months. It really got me down.
Once Kurt and I became parents, we had to move so many things around in our lives. Gone were the days of spontaneous travel and nights out. It just takes so much planning to make things like this happen when you have kids, not to mention – double the cost!
If we want to do anything without the kids these days, we have to arrange a babysitter. Also, as working parents we always have the thought and guilt of not spending enough time with our kids!
But after some thought and as you may have read in my previous post, there’s nothing wrong with only wanting to travel with your family, but there’s also absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to travel on your own.
So the time has come for my solo vacation and dear Husband, I thank you for being you! I can totally count on you for so many things, this is just one example.
But, I have a few things to ask of you while I’m away. It won’t take up too much of your time, in fact – it might save you some!
So it’s almost time for me to head off to warmer weather!
I’ve honestly been cutting everything so fine and leaving things to the last minute for this trip, but lets just hope I don’t miss my flight!
I’ve been running around for some last minute essentials, but some have been ready and on my checklist for a while! These are the things I knew for sure I had to have in my bag as I head to warmer weather.