Alex has thoroughly enjoyed and continues to enjoy taking photos. You may call me biased, but I think he has taken some brilliant ones, and they are getting better!
As for me, I revel in being able to write openly and honestly, and being able to share with you all, how we feel about what we do and see.
This is what some of you had to say:
“I hope your new year brings you closer to your dreams and no doubt by the looks of things you might very well be on your way. I admire you for taking the courage to take this journey of wonderous adventure. It is great how you and Alex are allowing us all to share in your adventure and letting us see what theother side of the planet is like and sharing your experiences both good and bad. I feel almost there and thank you for allowing us that insight. It is great to see how other people live – the real people that is.” – Miriana Zanic
“Hi Ombi and Alex,
Hope you are both well? Just finished updating myself on your travels. It’s sooooooo fr……….. frustrating that people don’t have what’s needed for basic survival whilst many people (me included) have more than enough. And what’s needed isn’t charity but justice, we need radical change on all levels: spiritually, personally, politically. I feel so sad, what do we do??? You are both my travelling social conscience, keep ’em comming. Am marching with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters on Friday: “Invasion Day” rally, I know you will be there in spirit.Love, peace and strength to you.” – Anita De Blasio
“Dear Ombi and Alex,
Much love to both of you. Thank you for sharing these experiences with us in such an open an honest way, you have such a gift Ombi with your story telling and Alex’s photos are truly revealing and insightful. I really feel like I am with you on your journey. Whilst I am reading your blog, the emotions wash over me, the picture you both paint so vivid. Have a wonderful 2007 and keep each other safe and well on your travels.” – Kelly Jones
“I just scanned through your blog and I have to say I almost cried. Thank you for bringing me back to reality. Yes, you’re right, we all travel to find our home in another country. That’s why I’ve had so many crappy trips. I got goose bumps reading your blog and almost cried at how real and simple life can be. I love your photos and I’m planning on going to the Phillipines this year so I’m going to do an “Ombi/Alex journey” where I do something out ofmy comfort zone and really experience the country I visit. I’ll tell you all about it. In the meantime, I’ll travel the world through your eyes andexperience.” – Laurice Asmar
“Hey intrepid travellers!! Happy New Year to you both!! Am loving your blog and have to say your words and pictures are both wonderful and inspiring. You both look radiant. Hope 2007 brings you more exciting adventures, mind expanding challenges and magic moments. Take care of yourselves and keep those itchy feet moving….” – Di, Jess & Rita Wollaston
“Hey guys, hope you are having a blast…what am I talking aobut???… of course you are having a blast because you guys know how to love life! Your travel blog is fantastic!!! Your writing, Ombi, is really colourful, engrossing and easy to read lots of it. And Alex, your photos are superb!! I’m loving it.” – Jaqui Davis
“God you’re making me green with envy…. You’ve both made such a great life for yourselves. I’d like to say that you both inspire me, to make the most of my own time. If 2007 can better your 2006 then bring it on! Happy New Year’s to you both and all the best for 2007 from all of the Scotts’’ – Victoria Scott
“hi ombi and alex
Today dad and i are going camping on the murray untl Sunday.i liked the t-shirt that u gave me.i’ve been looking at your blog i like how u set it up it’s cool. it tells everybody what u have beendoing and places u have been. when i come back on Monday i will write to u more tell me about your holiday wat is it like were are u now.
LOVE Ben xooxxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxoooxoxoxooxoxoxoxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxo
P.S. missing u so much Ben Leveridge
( my 11 year old godson, who I am secretly in love with).
And finally, something that only a bragging parent could write:
“I just had a look at your latest blog , it is amazing all the places you have had the fortune to see and live. I don’t want to hear people say , I have been to Bali…..or I have been to Italy…..I like to brag and say…….my daughter has been to places you can only dream about …….and that is the truth, how many can say they have been to places like you have ……very few!” – Dino Zanetti (Thanks Doobs, I love you a billion!)
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With light and love
Ombi & Alex
(Photos: 1.Ombi on Charco Verde beach at sunset, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua. 2. Relaxing on the beach near Tornabe, Caribbean coast, Honduras (we must admit that this idea was “stolen” from the blog of our Dutch friends’ , Job and Denise). 3. Ombi taking a photo of the photographer! Copan Ruins, Honduras. 4. Sunset on the Caribbean island of Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras.)