2 more months

75 days before our departure

In 75 days it is time to leave and we can start our adventure. A few months ago it was still that far away and counting down seemed to be a joke, but now it becomes very concrete.

We booked the first guesthouses in Sri Lanka, so we can arrive with peace of mind and plan our route on the spot. One of our first accommodations is with a Sri Lankan host family, via homestay.com. By staying with locals we hope to get some travel tips that are off the beaten track.

Sri Lankans seem very eager when we want to book their guesthouse. Once an accommodation has been booked through, for example, booking.com, a Whats’app call follows a few hours later, just to welcome us. However, they do not take into account the hour difference, which is why we got a phone call at 3 o’clock at night … Suddenly distance is no longer an insurmountable fact when we see how easy it is to get in touch with about 8400 km .

The contract for the rental of our house was signed for a period of 11 months, we still have to submit the contract to a registration office and temporarily suspend the agreements of various suppliers (electricity, gas, water, …).

Free-Photos / Pixabay

Now that the school year is over, one of our concerns remains the registration of Simon in his future high school. Simon achieved good results in the fifth primary school and has to start thinking about a choice of school after our adventure. For a parent it’s not simple to make a choice out of the wide range of schools and study programs, let alone for a 10-year-old. In addition, the registration at some schools is done by waiting lists, so parents have to stay overnight at the school gates (which is quite common in Belgium). As we are still traveling when the registrations open, we also need to find a suitable solution here.

Last week, Robin and Emile had an appointment at the hospital for a blood sample. we want to be sure what their blood type is in case someone has to be admitted to an asian hospital. We want to be prepared for everything. Simon also has to undergo a few medical examinations, now that he has developed a pollen allergy. Turns out that there are a lot of pollen in the air this season and that people with a very low sensitivity are now also experiencing problems. It is unclear whether these ‘Belgian’ pollen also occur in Southeast Asia?

Meanwhile, daily life continues. We try to rationalize the purchases, for the boys it is sometimes disappointing. They would like to have a domestic cat, or a trampoline. Not now, boys…

In the summer holidays the boys go to different summer camps or they stay with family and friends, which gives us some room for emptying the house and preparing the luggage. We really feel that this is the last sprint to our big dream …

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Go top