Today we slept in, scoured for food in our neighbourhood which only seems to have kale-related juices, and went grocery shopping for real food, i.e the cupcakes and bread my brother Sebastian and I have already devoured. We agree that these are the two foods which form the basis of our diets.
My dad arrives tomorrow and we will get to see him for a day before he heads off sailing and we continue cycling. We only have 10 more days of riding left (and 4 rest days to see friends and family) which is crazy!! This summer has gone by so quickly, although at times it’s actually seemed quite slow.
We had a lovely dinner with family of our good friends Rani and Nelson, who we knew when we lived in Qatar. After eating a increadibly delicious, home-cooked Sri Lankan meal, we were surprised with an impromptu musical concert! How amazing to be welcomed into the home of people we had never even met; we had an unforgettable evening of hospitality and fun.
Amazing news: we hit our fundraising goal of $15,000 CAN!! Sadly, because exchange rates are always in flux and the Canadian dollar has dropped significantly, we are still a bit short of our goal of providing funding for one year of operations at Katcham School. For this reason I am determined to keep going and raise whatever more we can. Katcham won’t stop needing support after one year, so contributions to the coming years will be just as beneficial! Let’s see if we can get to $20,000 CAN!