Different languages, different ways of saying farewell.
French – Bon Voyage
Translates as “Good Journey”.
We are going on a journey, to a far flung place. We believe it will be good, for us as a family and hopefully the place we will go.
German – Auf Wiedersehen
Translates as “Until We Meet Again”.
Two years is a long time but we will be back in two years to see our friends and family. We hope this new life will stretch longer into the future but we will be back in two years.
English – Goodbye
Literally means “God be with you”.
We believe that God has been in this and will continue to be with us as we start out on this new adventure.
So in all these senses of goodbye we are heading out to Tanzania. We hope you can join us on this blog too!
By the way the word for Goodbye in Kiswahili is Kwaheri ( with luck!)
T Zero (TZ)
After 198 days, we reach the day we have been looking forward to, T ZERO, TZ for short which is the two digit code for Tanzania 😉
In the past six months this blog has been viewed over 23000 times, we have made 385 posts and garnered over 1000 comments with visitors from 140 countries. Thanks for following our journey.
The first post was Wow! And the same is true today Wow!
Today some last minute stuffing of suitcases, a trip to the airport some sad goodbyes and then we’ll be off.
By tonight we will be away from the UK; all sorting, clearing, selling, dumping, packing over!
The journey from Milton Keynes to Mwanza will have been complete by tomorrow. The next phase will begin and the blog will follow our lives abroad.
I have completed a goal to blog each day until departure. I hope to produce some scheduled blog posts to tide us over the weekend, but posting from Africa will almost certainly reduce but we hope to share our experiences in a new place, our new home – Mwanza Tanzania.