Number one: no flying. For starters, nothing eats into a well hoarded reserve of cash like flying. Also, flying, for me, is in a sense cheating. I miss so much I would never see jetting from one place to another. Also, I abhor flying. For a traveler, that must sound silly, but flying just scares the bejezus out of me. And lastly, the pollution and carbon footprint is too large. In the past when I have flown I have bought carbon offsets, voluntarily. But I cannot afford it on this journey. So, the above are pretty good reasons for rule number one.
Number two: must see penguins. That means the Tierra del Fuego at some point and hopefully, if the money lasts, a cruise down to Antarctica.
All that being said, rules are meant to be broken and if need be, in case of emergency or if there is simply no other way–I am worried about the crossing from South Africa to Argentina (there is a boat, but it doesn’t sail often)–then I will fly. But only if there is absolutely no other option.
So, y’all got the rules now?
Oh, and enjoy the kitty photo. He was a brazen little cat.