The Coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a stop. Literally.
A famous Kenyan traveling couple is now stuck in Nicaragua amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wamuyu Kariuki and Dos Kariuki set off to see the world on 2nd July 2018 after saving for more than two years for the three-and-a-half years’ world trip.
But now, the two adventurous soulmates are stranded in South America after visiting more than 20 countries, before the coronavirus pandemic happened and brought the world to a standstill.
“When we first heard of corona, we were in Panama, at the end of November 2019. We left Panama towards the end of February and entered Costa Rica. We were in Costa Rica for three weeks and that is when things got out of hand with coronavirus. Borders started closing.”
They are quoted as saying by The Nation.
“Here in Latin America, the borders had only closed for European countries and Asia. We decided to dash to Mexico but unfortunately, the borders closed after we entered Nicaragua. Everything happened within a week. It was so fast like lightning.”
With the uncertainty around how long it will take for the world to recover from the pandemic, The two have decided to abandon their journey around the world and come back home.
“Borders and airspaces are still closed and so we cannot leave. But we have already decided to terminate our travels and come home. We have been looking for shippers for our bikes so we can send them home. We have been able to extend our visa and hope it will last for as long as the lockdown.” they added.