Toll bought their block of land for $400 in 1987 and then as he could afford bought timbers for the house and then stashed them away. They married in 1996 and in 1997 had enough timber to build the house. They now have 4 children and their home is lovely. One large room which they eat, play and sleep and then a small kitchen and bathroom at the back. Their hammocks tuck out of the way during the day to open up the room and then at night they pull them down and the whole family sleeps in the same room. Makes you very conscious of the wastefulness that we have embarrassed so drastically.
The meal was awesome and then the fried tarantulas for desert weren't as bad as you’d think. Kind of like chicken really! No just kidding but they were quite nice.
Overall it was such a great evening. It proved:
- you don't have to have money to be rich,
- you don't have to speak the same language to communicate &
- that little hair stuck at the back of your throat will go away in time...
- Find a tour that suits your travel style. We usually do Intrepid trips and if its available always the basix style. That means we travel on local transport, to out of the way places and when you get to each location, options for the area are presented to you and you decide what you want to do and how much you want to spend on it.
- Talk to the locals. Get off the main drag and into the little local cafe's and shops. You will be stunned at how often locals are happy to just sit and chat.
- You travel to be outside your comfort zone, but you actually have to do it when you are out there too. I've had times where I've been on the road for months and would kill for Vegemite toast some days but you don't know if you don't try. Spiders are actually not bad.