Honest, it really is 80 days - we counted! It all began in Costa Rica, and now we're off to Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mumbai and Phnom Penh. Then home for a month or so (to rest up), and off to Munich, Frankfurt, Belgrade, Budapest, London, Paris, Oslo and Copenhagen. Actually, if we include the North American "road trip" to follow this summer, it's more than 80 days, but who's counting?
Before we begin reporting from Cape Town, we really need to thank so many people whose advice we have sought in setting up Dave's sabbatical interviews. A HUGE thank you to Mark Nepo, Prasad Kaipa, Angeles Arrien, Louise van Rhyn, Deborah Frieze, Bob Stilger, Meg Wheatley, Susan Dupre, Robert Deahl, Mary Kohler, Judith Mayotte, Peter Norlin, Graeme Storer, John Kesler and more that we'll mention as we go along.
The result is interviews with the Executive Director of the Desmond Tutu Peace Center, the Vice Chairman of Tata Motors in Mumbai, and so many others that we'll be writing about here and elsewhere over the coming months.
Then there is the thank you to Laura Espinoza at AirTrek for setting up a complicated, but exciting, itinerary, and to Lucy Camacho for making sure we got our visas on time!
Then, of course, the biggest thank you of all goes to our most beloved family and friends that put up with our nonsense and never ever tell us that we're completely nuts!