81-year-old best friends are on the adventure of a lifetime to see the world in 80 days

Two aged pals proved they’ve the very best friendship after they agreed to journey around the globe collectively in 80 days.

Sandy Hazelip and Ellie Hamby are each 81 years previous and have been pals for twenty years. They met throughout work in Zambia and immediately fashioned a bond that developed for a few years.

Hamby is a documentary photographer whereas Hazelip is a doctor. Other than being keen about their jobs, there’s yet another factor they’ve in frequent: they each love touring.

81-year-old best friends travel together.
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Since their first assembly, Hazelip and Hamby have traveled collectively and knew that they have been good touring companions.

As a documentary photographer, Hamby has been to 107 nations and all of the continents and her works have been featured in numerous magazines and brochures in Africa and the USA. Although they’re each well-traveled, touring as finest pals continues to be extra enjoyable and fulfilling for the 2 girls.

Sandy and Ellie smiling for the camera while traveling in Antarctica.
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5 years in the past, Hazelip advised Hamby her thought of touring around the globe collectively for 80 days. “At first she form of had huge eyes like, ‘ahh! After which about 30 seconds later, ‘Yeah, that might be nice!”

Lastly, after 5 years, the 2 pals determined to journey around the globe for 80 days in celebration of their 80th birthday however as a result of they needed to postpone it, they modified the title to “Across the World in 80 Days Aged 81.”

Best friends pose with an elephant in one of their travels
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The plan was to go to 18 nations across the seven continents and to this point, they’ve traveled for 50 days, seeing many glamorous locations corresponding to London, the North Pole, Zambia, and Argentina. Additionally they took a few of their finest friendship photographs.

Hazelip and Hamby didn’t journey firstclass nor use a journey agent for his or her journey. They deliberate every little thing by themselves and think about themselves price range vacationers.

Budget accommodation in Zanzibar where the dynamic 81-year-old duo stayed.
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To them, worth is extra necessary to them than consolation. The truth is, the typical price of their resorts is simply $29 per night time and so they use public transport to go to totally different locations.

They by no means see the language barrier as an issue once they journey and so they additionally love interacting with the locals.

“After we smile at somebody and so they see these two previous women I imply, everyone needs to speak to us and be pleasant and assist us and be sure that every little thing is nice,” Hamby shared.

Sandy and Ellie befriending locals while traveling to place they've never been before.
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The 2 have loved quite a lot of thrilling actions all through their journeys corresponding to trekking and sled using, regardless of each having complete knee replacements.

Their households didn’t have any issues with it so long as they’re each having enjoyable and having fun with their lives to the fullest.

Sandy and Ellie in Nepal enjoying their best friendship.
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“I might by no means think about my mom sitting in a hospital mattress and simply losing away,” says Hamby’s daughter, Sheryl Ramsey.

“If she’s gonna cross away or if she’s gonna go away this life let her do it on a camel or let her do it in a scorching air balloon or taking place the river. No matter it’s in her life, I really feel like this was what makes her completely satisfied.”

Sandy and Ellie having fun in Bali - best friendship ever.
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Hazelip’s daughter, Barbara Lambert agrees and thinks their mothers have the very best friendship. “That is only a very cool alternative for anybody, however particularly for people who find themselves older, and I’m so happy with her.”

For Hazelip and Hamby, their journey will not be solely about touring as finest pals but additionally displaying the world that touring around the globe is feasible for all ages and it’s by no means too late to pursue one’s ardour and goals.

Sandy and Ellie enjoying their vacation, a classic example of what a best friendship looks like.
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Hamby did some reflection throughout their journey as they loved quite a lot of lovely issues.

She mentioned, “Only a better appreciation of God’s world and the beauties of what He has given us. And the folks on this world, it doesn’t matter what tradition they’re.”

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