But I haven’t spoken of it much more.
This weekend, after many months of email conversations and a previous failed attempt at making it to my side of the world, I’ve had the opportunity, the ability and the joy of showing a little piece of my world to some couchsurfers.
Within minutes of meeting it was as though we’d known each other for years as the conversations have flowed easily.
The ease of the company we’re sharing is why this works.
Allowing strangers to share a small portion of your time, energy and funds is something all people should do.
It will open your mind to people whose profession you may never cross paths with otherwise. Or lead you to situations you could never plan with a travel company. And you will see things that a tour book wouldn’t tell you.
It will change your life.
Mini Nut Cakes with a Honey Glaze
1/4 cup pistachio, roughly chopped
1/2 cup brazil nuts, roughly chopped
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
1/2 cup cane sugar
1 cup almond flour
1 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 cup almond milk
3/4 cup sunflower oil
1/4 cup coconut oil
2 tablespoons apple sauce
1/4 cup honey, warmed
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350F. Grease a muffin tray and set aside.
Place all the nuts and sugar in a bowl and stir to combine. Add the flours and baking powder and baking soda, mix until well combined.
Make a well in the centre and add the oils, milk and apple sauce. Mix until well combined.
Pour into the prepared tray 2/3 way up.
Place in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes.
Serve with a tablespoon of warmed honey poured over the top.