Back in the summer of 2006, we met Keith and his longtime girlfriend Mandy. Keith was originally from Belfast and Mandy from England.
They were a young, adventurous couple on the first leg of a year-long, around the world trip.
Keith was a former British soldier and had served his share of duty in world hotspots like Bosnia and the mid-east.
With battles behind him, he embarked with Mandy on a backpacking adventure to “see the world”.
Their travels found them in exotic locales: L.A., San Francisco, Fiji, New Zealand, Oz, S.E. Asia, Africa; then home. year later.
We’ve managed to maintain contact with this couple (and other backpacker friends) over the years. This has been made easier by the advent of the Internet. In the past kindred spirits would meet then pass like ships in the night.
Mandy and Keith have settled down and welcomed a son, Fin (Finbar), the next generation of youth hostel client.
We just know he will be an adventurer like his father. The physical resemblance is astounding!
“Minikeef” and Keith.