Sitting on ferry between two Indonesian islands and waiting to pass 30 hours ride. When I look out of ferry as far as I can see is only sea. Boat looks overloaded by goods and people in same time. Nobody seems to care about boat limits and everybody smile. On board is playing loud music that you can’t hear your own words, lot of cigarette smoke, people almost non-stop eating and smiling at me. I am only one foreigner on the board so take fair enough attention. Girls after some time of looking at me come over to tell me that they love me. On the other hand young guys try to convince me that they are already adult when they show me in front of other passengers’ hard porn on their laptop. Older passengers are interested how many kids I have, offering me food and touch my hands and legs with astonishment how many and how white hair I have.
Different story comes when come to personal questions. Than reactions change with regret because I have no kids and family in my age. Later regret change to disbelieve when I tell them that I travelled to Indonesia from my country mostly by land. How can be somebody so stupid to go so far and for so long from home? For most people in the countries I travelled is only the capital city too far and don’t see reason why somebody would go further than that. In general they don’t trust me but in same time are interested how the places I visited looks like.
Many people started to ask me how were last year on the way and how I feel. I think that description from above describe quite fairly how was my last year. I was superstar everywhere I show up (honestly mostly only because of my skin and blue eyes).
Well and how I feel? For me personally I don’t feel like I am doing something special I just take it as it goes. I left to fulfil my child dream and that I managed already few months back when I reached Xi-an in China. Everything after was like price money you win in lottery. Even have to admit that last days weren’t easy for me but still I can honestly say that I am lucky that I can live this live.
Let see what bring next months … or year…?