Prior to the most exciting trip of my lifetime, the South African rand dropped drastically, and my life’s savings went from abundance to not much at all. Daunted by one of the world’s most expensive countries – I frantically searched the net for alternatives for all my travel arrangements. Luckily for me, a week prior I had not booked a thing, despite my month’s worth of planning that had gone into this trip. Tour Prices were hellishly expensive and on average R2500 – R5000 per day to get in a decent amount of activities. I did not have this kind of money on hand.

I gave up quickly looking for alternatives when the net (for the first) served me little purpose. Information for all these remote locations I planned to visit weren’t readily available and bus routes to these locations were closed off during these extreme winter months. I realized at that moment how untouched this spectacular place was, and I felt both nervous and excited to explore it.

So, I decided to wing it and crossed the seas with this mind set – “If you don’t know where you going - any road will get you there”. 46 countries of sola traveling down, this should be a piece of cake.