Today has been an emotional day! Goodbye hugs (with tears) to wonderful beautiful people who have made this journey so very special! I love you! Thank you for your friendship and the good times. We leave for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in a few short hours….our backpacks are full and we are prepared. Australia will forever have a special place in my heart…thank you for all the wonderful memories!!!!
As I sit and reflect on the past year I have spent in Australia I am filled with gratitude and happiness. This past year has allowed my heart and soul to grow and blossom and to be free. The freedom to be independent and aware of the beautiful world around me. We have met so many wonderful and interesting people who have made us smile, laugh and given us inspiration. The friendships we have made on this journey will always be cherished. Australia will forever have a very special place in our hearts.
Traveling and living abroad constantly keeps you on your toes! There are challenges nearly everyday….you are almost always outside of your comfort zone. This is going to be very true for the next part of our travels. As we enter into South East Asia we will be transported into a different world..one that neither of us has ever known. There will be new cuisine, languages, currencies, cultures, religions, etc. I am so excited to embrace this new experience. We will carry all that we need in our backpacks. We will eat where the locals eat. We will use public transport with the locals. Our travel agenda is something like this…..Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar (Burma), Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. At any time our plans can change and they usually will. Such is life!
Thank you to all our friends and family who have been supportive and loving over this past year. We have missed you dearly! We cherish the phone calls, skype sessions and emails.
Goodbye Australia (with tears in my eyes), thank you for the wonderful memories!