Coming Home

Monday, 13. August 2012 in Fotos, Roadtrip

We are on our way back home. It’s banal. We take the plane and have to transfer in Palma de Mallorca. It’s a strange feeling to see the countries that we’ve been to from above. It feels so abstract, so far away.
The last days in the SOS-Children’s Village in Bicesse were recreative for body and soul. We had time to experience the children’s village and get to know the kids and we could finally relax.
Bicesse is a small town half an hour drive from Lisbon. You can see the sea from the children’s village and the beaches there are beautiful. Once driving through the gate, you immediately see the white houses and a lot of green.
The first night already, we realized how naturally we were a part of the community. All the children’s village mothers and all the kids saw us as friends. Especially the director of the children’s village, Salvador, became a real good friend to us.
He made sure all the time that we got everything we need and fatherly cared for us. He is THE children’s village father and by far the most patient person one could imagine. He loves all “his” kids and is very proud of them. He is a calm person, but what he says has power. We are all really happy that we could meet him.
The farewell was really sad. We did some final interviews and suddenly everything was really stressful. We had a quick lunch at one of the houses and then we already had to leave for the airport.
We were all sad, when we finally had to say goodbye to Salvador in Lisbon, but we hope that we will see him again.

When we started this journey we were colleagues. We had organized a lot together, we had worked together, but we didn’t know each other really well. After this journey we are close friends, a real team. Nobody can take away the great memories from us and we grew with our experiences.
Our journey is finished, but our way together is not. So don’t forget us, there will be a lot more from us!

2 Kommentare

  1. Ulli (Susi-Schwester) schrieb am 13. August, 2012:

    war spannender als ein krimi eure reise :) … wünsch euch weiterhin alles liebe!

  2. conny (Silvio Mam) schrieb am 15. August, 2012:

    Ich bin so froh, dass Ihr wieder alle gut nach Hause gekommen seit.
    Eure Berichte waren immer toll – . Ihr habt alles wirklich gut gemacht ich konnte ja von Eueren aktivitaeten manches live miterleben – ich bin sehr stolz auf Euch.

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