– Hello! I’m Mila and I’m three! – Mila likes to tell to people around. – You are free? – asked Andy. – Then you have everything in life!
We stopped next to some field with horses. “Westray Horse Treks”, few horses here, few horses there. Girls love to watch them, discussing which one is the most similar to the Pippi Longstocking’s one. Then a smiling guy appeared. – Anything nicer than seeing smile on kids’ faces? – he asked, when we asked if there is a chance for sitting on the horse.
Andy has more than 30 horses and his daughter used to love Pippi Longstocking too. Now she works with him and takes care about horses. Andy before having horses was a skipper on the boat, was shearing ship, building fences and I don’t remember what more.
– What HAPPINESS means for you, Andy? – I asked. – Being here, around Te Anau – he said. – It’s a very good place to be happy.
So he made Hanna happy too. First time totally alone, without being hold, on a big horse, whose name was… Thomas.
But not to overload this happiness, just after a little ride on Thomas’ back, we realised that the key to our closed car is… in the car.
It’s always about people and being lucky: Andy helped us, called a friend, a friend was an expert and in few minutes we could happily eat chocolate from our car and talk about happiness again.
Our first book is out!
We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
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I came across your site while exploring “best places for expatriates”, just amusing myself. I must say, I love your life. Yes, you no doubt show us the happy moments, and I (we) are led to believe your life must be 24 hours of pure happiness, bliss and freedom. You sure have a lot of guts. It makes me wonder how you or others I have come across “do it”. Is it a simple matter of priorities?
So, okay, you are a photographer and your other half a journalist, so life has got to be a game of chess, right? I mean how does a family of four fly around the world and “live the dream” on your salary. I’m serious. I want to know how it is done. I am more than half way through my life, and I regard myself probably more as a settler gathering around myself land and cottage and home. I truly respect the pioneer such as you. I wanted to be that and never made it. Somewhere it stopped. Is it only a matter of trading in one for the other?
I honestly wish you all the best. You are a fun family. God bless you 4.
Thanks for the nice words! And for your questions: once I wrote something more about it: https://thefamilywithoutborders.com/money-makes-us-go-around-2012-07-14/