Hi Tina and Rob,
I've been reading your blogs and enjoying them, especially as you're in places we've been and it brings back the amazing memories we have.
It is hard at first... I think it's hard to adjust from a life of routine, to one which at times can be pure chaos in the space of a few weeks. There's always things that we miss from home, but rest assured when you get back home, there's plenty you're going to miss from your life on the road.
As for the boring days? I lost count of the amount of times we sat in, watching films and crap TV series, because that's what I do at home and it's nice to switch off from time to time, you shouldn't be feeling guilty for it.
We stopped washing our clothes in the sink very quickly, laundry service is about 3 pounds but so worth it.
I find this hilarious... I only ever hand wash stuff if its new, I don't want everything turning green/red/pink/blue or if the boys have got particularly dirty, which happens a lot, then I'm at it with my laundry brush. It just isn't worth my time for the sake of a few quid. It smells better and is way cleaner. Although one time in India I did see our stuff being washed in this filthy river. Still, it came back smelling great, go figure. I love it when you get your laundry back and you've got 'extras'. I thought mine were bad but we've had some crazy worn pants of someones back in our bag....
We've been going 7 months now on this trip and our philosophy was, 'we'll keep going till we're broke or fed up'. We're definitely going to reach the fed up stage before we run out of money. Sounds stupid because British cuisine is hardly amazing but we miss the food, we found somewhere that did amazing shepherds pie (on Phu Quoc, an island in Vietnam of all places), and my boys couldn't eat it fast enough, something tells me they're sick of rice and noodles... 😊
Oh and I'll definitely hit Recommend, I think I subscribed but they're definitely front page material IMO... Keep it up, I'm woefully behind, 3 months and counting!!!