Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Christa and Jara


Christa was from a small Bavarian village and Jara from a similar village in the Czech Republic. They met and were living in New Zealand as a Water Quality Technician and teacher respectively when the golden promise of life there tarnished. They were on their way to the U. S. to walk the 2,300-mile Appalachian Trail via Samoa when I met them and invited them to stay with me for two nights.

Christa and Jara were the Walter Middies of many people’s fantasies. Yet when we talked about families, and children there was a slight hesitancy in their talk. They did plan to return to their native land as a couple, but not just yet.

1 comment:

Christa said...

Hi Niko
today we had bagel on the airport and had to think of you how you miss them. Now we're in Florida and try to recover from the jetlag. Just jumped on your blog - nice pictures :o))
Thank you so much for everything and send greatings to your Samoan family!

Christa + Jara