Two 81-YO Best Friends Travel The World In 80 Days, Visit 18 Countries In All 7 Continents

Many of us have this dream of travelling with our friends and having the adventure of a lifetime. But while our Goa plans have been rotting in some corner of our lives, these two elderly women in their 80s are living the ultimate friendship and travel goals simultaneously!

Meet Sandy Hazelip and Ellie Hamby, two 81-year-old best friends who travelled the world together in 80 days. They visited 18 countries on all 7 continents and made the best memories in their old age.

According to a report by the Independent, Sandy is a physician and lecturer while Ellie is a documentary photographer. Five years ago, Sandy and Ellie were just hanging out when Sandy told her, “Ellie, why don’t we take a trip around the world in 80 days when we are 80?”

And so, they did!

Their journey started on January 11 from Antarctica and then they went on to enter Chile, Argentina, Finland, the North Pole, Rome, London, Zanibar, Zambia, and Egypt, where they rode camels and posed in front of the pyramids.

After 40 days of travel, they visited India and then Nepal, Japan, Bali and by April, they were in Australia.

The two friends documented their entire travel and posted visuals on social media. By doing so, they have gathered thousands of followers who have been inspired by them.

In an interview, Ellie said, “We love all the sights that we saw, but the things that we remember the most are the people that we met. We met some of the most wonderful, kindest, friendliest people in the world. We just have friends now all over the world that we love dearly.”

She also called their journey an “adventure” and not a “vacation”.

“We planned an adventure. And every single day was an adventure,” she added.

Waiting for my friends to read this and plan a similar “adventure”! 😛

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