Three clergymen are discussing when life begins. ‘Definitely at conception’ says the Catholic priest. ‘No, no’ adds the Vicar ‘Life begins at birth’. ‘Well you are both wrong’ replies the Rabbi ‘because Life begins when the dog dies and the children leave home’.
We are Suzanne and Charles Hopwood. Our children are in their 20s and have left home so we decided to rent out our house and travel for the winter 6 months and work for the summer six months every year. We both enjoy cycling: gentle trips to Spain (Mallorca, Murcia, Sierra Nevada) France and UK in the last few years. I am 52, Charles 54, reasonably fit, 50 miles across the Somerset Levels and a climb up The Mendip hills is a big day out for me.
But cycling is in your head, and I’ve surprised myself with some achievements on this trip. Cycling every day is a luxury few achieve, let alone in SE Asia, so we both appreciate how fortunate we are!
Update (July 2014)
We are returning to SE Asia again, starting this time in Japan at the end of October, then to The Philippines. We will leave Singapore on 1st April and have 3 weeks in Sri Lanka on our way home 🙂