So the start of the goodbyes began today.
Had a great catch up with my friend Mel, mostly chatting about travelling plans. Mel did some travelling a couple of years ago and has been really supportive with my upcoming trip - giving me lots of good advice. I was really touched that she gave me a card and presents - a passport holder and shoe/laundry bags she made herself (as this is something she found useful to use while travelling). Very touching!