Work took me to South Africa for the second year in a row. This time I took child #2, Clarke. My cousin Tricia came with, to babysit him while I worked. We spent a lot of dollars and a lot of rand.
Ticket over: $1,800 each (paid for by work)
I sent the two of them on a 4-day safari: R5,000 or $1,500
Digital camera and memory card so Clarke could document his trip: $260
Batteries for digital camera which kept eating the disposables R120 or $25
Pillows for the 19-hour flight: $19 each x2
I haven't even begun to add up the costs. Not sure I really want to know. Because this has been one of my big dreams as a parent, to teach my kids to travel to different places where the food is funny and you are out of your comfort zone. Last year I took Molly. This year I took Clarke.
We are so lucky.