Thursday, 21 July 2016

Yaya Goes to Spain

Man, I love airports! But, boy, do they make me pine to travel!

My latest trip to CT International was just yesterday as we bid farewell to Yaya, who has left on a six-week-long pilgrimage of sorts to Spain to, among other things, walk the Camino de Santiago.

Yaya checking in - and already making conversation
Already anxious to board!
The rainy Cape Town view of the runway
Yaya's ride 
At last: going through security...

... and still giving instructions
There's no looking back now
El Camino's poster girl
Sam calling out to Yaya
Just making sure Yaya gets onto the plane
Waving our final farewells

This whole trip has been quite something from the start: after years of trying unsuccessfully to get my mother out of South Africa's borders, she basically just planned and booked this on a total whim at the start of this year. So despite this being her first oversees trip -  and a solo one at that - she has been handling things like a pro (well, except for the time she left her walking sticks in the car... and when she went in at the wrong gate - but we put that down to nerves!).

I think it's safe to say we all miss our Yaya already, but here's wishing her a wonderful time. It's such a treat to be able to visit another country, and live in and experience their language and culture, and it's a great opportunity for personal and spiritual growth. We know that she will love exploring, and suspect that upon her return, we won't ever again struggle to get her to travel!

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  1. Can't seem to post any comments! Will keep trying. Love all updates. 💖