I spent a long time thinking what to write about my move.
I didn’t even get the chance to say goodbye to most friends. Or maybe I didn’t want to say goodbye, so that I would have to go back and have a proper farewell party. Or maybe, I never wanted to have a farewell party.
In any case, after three years, I chose to move to Washington DC.
I love South Africa. It thought me a lot and it gave me so many great memories and stories to tell, and today I see the world in a very different way than I did three years ago.
It made me more compassionate, more understanding, more independent… and it definitely kept me out of my comfort zone.
Of course, I cannot say that it was an entirely positive experience either: living in one of the major South African cities always comes with a lot of dangers and getting a work permit is like going through the nine circles of bureaucratic hell.
But at the end of the day, no place is perfect. And while South Africa certainly has some serious problems, it still remains one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever seen and definitely one worth visiting.
I could write for a very long time but it will be a better idea to instead publish some articles about the safaris and other places I went to in the last few months.
All things considered, it wasn’t the risks or limitations that made me take a decision to move. I see this move as a great new opportunity and I’m very happy to begin a new chapter of my life.
I will never forget South Africa and it will always remain in my heart. As they say, “Home is where your heart is” and in that sense Africa will always be my home in one way or another ❤️
Stay tuned as I’m planning to write about some amazing adventures with leopards, lions, elephants and more 😊