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And then you’re home… My final post

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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. ย Things always have a way of working out.

Thank you for reading…-Amanda

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4 responses to “And then you’re home… My final post”

  1. Simon says:

    I enjoyed your blog very much. The way you lived your trip was awesome and the pictures you shared with us are fantastic.

    In just a couple of words, well done!

    Hope everything works out fine for you ๐Ÿ™‚

    See you in Colombia

    Simon =)

  2. Greg says:

    Well said Amanda, you’re my hero!

    …and dont you dare even think of making this your last post, I will hunt you down! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Aubrey says:

    Awww! I’m bummed it’s over. ๐Ÿ™‚ But, girl, it’s really never it?

  4. Harry says:


    Thanks for taking me on the journey. It is something I know I will never personally get to do, so I have done it vicariously through you. I love your spirit. Never let it die!

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