Leaving Colombia in the circumstances we did ensured we got a good going over in customs, returning to Scotland via Amsterdam, come with me Sir & Madam!!! Everything searched and understandably so, down to breaking open our paracetamol capsules and sniffing the contents, the guy who did the suitcase search had a stronger stomach than me though as our riding gear which hasn't been washed for 4 months got the sniff test also, rather you than me mate!
Delays, Panamanian chaos at the airport and a crowded flight across to Amsterdam meant we arrived at Edinburgh after 24 Hours of no sleep and it was freezing. I only had a T shirt, the plan was to get the jackets out of the suitcase if it was cold but KLM managed to lose our luggage (its since been returned damaged, looks like its been dragged behind the plane!!! Thank guys!) So a very cold , wet and miserable return to my country, 35 degrees C to 0 in 24 hours, not recommended.
The reason for our return was that my Mother was very ill, sadly I didn't make it back before she passed away, my biggest critic, my biggest fan, always there to listen to my stories, call me an idiot and to boast about us to her many friends, sadly taken from us, we are all devastated.
Nest Monday we fly back to Colombia to re start the adventure, now figuring out how to carry the tyres and spares back without KLM damaging them!
Just remember life is a journey, its up to you to take the roads and detours that make it more interesting rather than the motorway or highway straight and boring to the final toll booth!!!