Life Long Friends(LLFs) in roma


I honestly believe what makes a great travel is the people you meet along the way. 

And what makes it even more special and memorable is when they welcome you into their home and family. Such a beautiful journey for us. 

One evening marcus and I are coming from our date night and at the train station.. Marcus saw this lady with beautiful braids.. So he just said “you have beautiful braids” but the lady did not speak any English only speaks Spanish and Italian… But with all great friendships… Smiles is all it takes. 

Even though we don’t speak each other’s language we still exchange contacts for whatsapp (super grateful for that app). She invited me for breakfast 3 days later.. With Google translate we where able to make conversation. At breakfast I met her daughter and her mom… Such beautiful family. She has a 15yr daughter and an 8yr old son… So already we both have something in common. 

1 week later we spent the whole Sunday at their home.. Where they cooked us a feast… I mean seriously felt us till we could not eat or drink anymore… Our kids played together with other cousins around. It was a magnificent Sunday. 

We danced… We ate… And all this with just Google translator since no one there speaks or understand an ounce of English… And my Spanish is just single words. But like most fun times… Music and food and fellowship is all that matters. 

Am so grateful for moments like this… That’s my most cherished moments of our travels for the past 3 yrs. 

Here are a few pictures of our fun day 


About manns7worldtour

A Black Young Family Travelling around the world for 5yrs with 4 of their young kids. Father is a Chiropractor and mother homeschools their kids while on the road. They have done Southern Africa, Western Africa, East heading to Asia...And on and on...

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  1. How lovely! I have made life long friends during my travels too. I met one of those people when I travelled solo, exploring Northern Ghana. We meet every time I am in Amsterdam and sometimes stay at his home. And when he is in Ghana, we have to meet and have our obligatory fufu.
    2 weeks ago, I sat next to a lady on a train who needed help finding her away around Amsterdam Central. We talked non-stop. Then a few hours later, I sat next to 2 older Canadian women on a plane and again we talked for 3ours from Amsterdam to Iceland. Then I met another amazing traveller on a plane from Lisbon and we talked non-stop to Amsterdam.
    I am in touch with all these people. I connect with them like no other. I could go on and on. People really make the journey special.
    Enjoy your travels. And thanks for sharing your experiences.

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    • That’s awesome… Imagine if all these stories can be told how people come into our lives… On the train… On the plane, just walking by, at the park… How we all connect… One world with just different paths but same being… Beautiful

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      • Exactly! I am telling those stories in a book I am writing actually. Hearing this from you is a great confirmation to carry on. Thank you! I just posted similar stories on my travel blog about my recent trip to Namibia-


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