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Saturday, October 27th, 2007

And then you’re home… My final post

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

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Whenever you decide to do something crazy like quit your job and buy a one-way ticket to the other side of the world, you always question yourself. Especially if your plans center around learning how to use a sword and eating lots of mutton in a tent. But I think if you ask most long-term travelers if they regret their decision to disrupt their “normal” lives and explore this incredible world of ours, they would respond (very enthusiastically) that it was one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. It was certainly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

The question I’ve been asked the most since I’ve been home is: “What’s next?” The answer is that I’m not sure. I’m not sure where I’m going or what I’m going to do once I get there, but the invaluable lesson that a traveler learns is that everything will be all right.It doesn’t matter what you decide to do, or where you decide to go, because things have a way of working out. You can stumble off of the train in the middle of the night and find yourself in the most charming Siberian town the next day. You can lose your wallet in China and survive for almost a month with very little cash. You can travel to a remote land by yourself and meet the most amazing people who will become your trusted companions. ¬†Things always have a way of working out.

Thank you for reading…-Amanda

Get Rich, Join the Peace Corps!

Sunday, October 7th, 2007
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Lalo and I with some of my co-teachers and friends. Yellow is the color for the King and Thais love their king. Love. The entire country ... [Continue reading this entry]