I am SOL

I am Sara, she is Ginger and we are full-time nomad travelers.  I am a biologist and primatologist and was looking for a PhD in Primatology but I wasn’t ready, I felt I had things to see, places to explore, so I decided to dream for a while: I rented my little unit in Barcelona and left to travel and tell stories about the dogs in my new path.

I left in Barcelona my two special dogs-kids, Ula and Joy. Ula a Podenco, Joy a greyhound, both rescued from the hunting. I decided not to take them with me as I didn’t know what I was going to do or be. I miss them every second, but I know they can not be better than where they are. They are with my family and their dad.

I had absolutely nothing planned; I made my backpack and I took my cameras, Nikon 5100, GoPro Hero 5 and iphone 6. The only thing I knew is Zambia was going to be my first stop on the 22nd of January 2017. That’s all I had and the idea of telling the stories of the dogs in my path. I was sure that universe would guide me well.

I met Ginger a year ago in Zambia while I was doing my master thesis in a chimpanzee sanctuary. We connected since first second. She was a special dog. Sensitive, shy, sweet,… When I came back to Zambia in January I found out Ginger and her sister were security dogs in town for a drilling company. Her sister died by some thieves who got in to steal some petrol, Ginger hided, but her sister Flora tried to protect the place. I rescued and adopted Ginger the 24th of April. She would never have to hide again to safe her life.

Since then we both dream together.

A Landcruiser is our “home sweet home”. As Ginger, was not planned at all. I had to catch a early bus next day in Zambia when they afternoon before I met a lady who was selling her 4×4 Landcruiser. It makes our lives much easier when you travel with a dog but, also, much more expensive. To make our journey more sustainable I try to find small and enjoyable jobs, usually as photographer and social media person.

I spend the rest of my time on the dog project, exploring, learning, breathing, hiking, crossing countries… and sometimes freaking out and crying.

Always with Ginger and the Landcruiser.

Always worth it but never easy.

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