1 Aug 2017


At the moment it's raining outside my window in Malmö. I'm drinking tea and listening to Ben Howard. This summer has been rainy and cold but since I spent two months in South Africa, during winter it doesn't bother me. Let me continue telling you about my travels. I left Southern Drakensberg in the early morning and caught up with the Baz Bus in Howick. After a few hours we arrived at Amphitheater Lodge in The Northern Drakensberg. I checked into a cute cabin and a few of us decided to go for an afternoon walk in the area. The area was flat but we could see mountains in a distance. I booked a hiking trip right away for the next day. I knew it would be a rough and long one but I desperately wanted to do it even if it meant limping down. I also knew that soon I would be chilling by a pool in Johannesburg. The next morning I and some other people from the lodge headed out to Witsiehook. After two hours we arrived and could start our hike. It was a hot day and I was so sweaty when we reached the peak of the hike. But there the second largest waterfall in the world was waiting for us and of course I got in. It was fresh, perfect and surreal. Our guide told us that we were now in Lesotho and not in South Africa anymore. While bathing in the waterfall we also had a bit of an audience of shepherds, that are typical for Lesotho. On the hike I also befriended two South Africans, I just started talking to them and being a sucker for love I soon knew their story and they knew my latest. I liked them instantly and we said we would try to meet up in Johannesburg but sadly it just didn't happen. It truly was an adventures and beautiful hike and all of us were a bit destroyed when we returned home.
In the evening I got a message from Lena. She and John had decided to also go to Northern Drakensberg and we spent another evening chatting and drinking. I know I have said it before but I adore these two, such great energy. When we all decided to call it a night I noticed how beautiful the sky was and I went and got my camera. As I sat there in silence, alone under this amazing starry I wished someone was sitting next to me. It made me think of one of my favorite movies Into the wild and how Christopher in the end write that happiness is only real while shared.  A few days earlier I had told my friend Fanny on the phone that I wished I was traveling with a friend, so we would share these beautiful moments together. She responded with saying that all of my friends are there in a way, through my photos they to get to experience my trip. I thought that was really beautiful and I tried to think about it in that way. I also knew that in less than 24 h I would be meeting a dear friend of mine from back home in Sweden. The following day I said goodbye to Lena and John again and started a long bus ride to Johannesburg.

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