Day 53: 20 July 2019
Three years later, my quest towards Greece and the Mani continues - at last! Obviously - as always before such undertakings - workwise the last weeks had been a frenzy, because all projects had to be finished in time. I was a wee bit worried about my backpack’s weight, but buying a moderately smaller rucksack did pay off, so all in all including three litres of water it wont’t be above 26 kilos - fair enough. The upside: it will become lighter and lighter with every day I consume my provisions.
I had an unexpectedly and particularly nice farewell à la française: last night a French firend of mine, Patricia, gave her fête des adieux in a bar with the telling name « déjà bu » and ce matin I had a very convivial petit déjeuner with two friends who just had popped in from Paris - I was on the brink of overthrowing everything and go to my Pyrénées instead!
So finally I’m aboard my plane to Sofia, where I will allow myself last treats: a nice hotel and a mouth-watering dinner. Tomorrow will be an early start, a taxi shuttling me to my starting point, the fabulously decadent Sofia Ring Mall - next to Ikea! Enough said, I’d like to close with a quote from an unknown fellow wanderer: “We travel not to escape life, but so that life does not escape us.” Yup!
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