Well we have made it home - it really has been an amazing trip. We have some time to visit with family and friends before returning to work and school. A week ago at dinner we all spoke about what we had learnt on his trip - here are some of our answers.
We have learnt....
how to use chopsticks...how to shuffle cards and play rummy... how to say thank-you in many languages...how to convert 9 currencies...who Ho Chi Minh is...what the Vietnam war is...what poverty looks like..how to do nothing for hours at a time..how to stand on my head...how to drive on the left...how each country is unique...how to talk to people from around the world...how to look past the dirt and chaos to see the beauty in the scenery...how to ride an elephant and a camel, parasail, rockclimb, kayak, snorkel...how to barter...so many things that aren't taught in school...how to live together (rather) harmoniously for 6 months!
A few facts....
Thanks for coming along on our journey with us...I hope this blog inspires you to try something new! Colleen
- We travelled for 176 days
- We slept in 51 different hotels/guest houses
- We visited 9 different countries
- We took thousands of photos
- We created millions of memories