The return of the Wanderer!

Trip Start Mar 15, 2006
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Trip End May 30, 2007


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Thursday, June 7, 2007

15 months ago I sat at this very computer and wrote the first of these blogs.  42 of them later, and here I find myself once again, trying to figure out how I should some up all that has passed between.

Many of the people on this address list have had them all.  Some people have been added along the way, and from memory I think there was just one person who asked to be taken off (I won't say who...actually I can't remember).  I want to thank you all for taking the journey with me.  I hope I have managed to entertain you from time to time along the way, and it hasn't depressed you too much when I've been boasting about the weather or some strange adventure!

I was thinking recently about my first day of the trip, arriving in Buenos Aires, and the difference in the way I would have approached it had it been today.  Its been a fascinating journey, in more than just the obvious sense.  I feel a lot more confident now, about myself, who I am and what I'm worth; approaching situations, knowledge, life.

I've seen a lot and tried my best to absorb it.  I've met and talked to many people, from a crazy number of places (over 50 countries at last count).  Had discussions, or not; been inspired, and inspired others.  Achieved with them, worked with them, argued with them, and co-operated with them.  People have taught me, places have taught me, experiences have taught me, I've taught me.

I've gone from my coldest night ever, in a tent in Patagonia, to my hottest, sweatiest day ever, working in a field in Australia.  I've spoken new languages, eaten strange new things, visited sacred sites and served celebrities in the world's most famous building.

As you may remember, I did get conned out of a load of money; I never got arrested or put in jail however, so perhaps there's something to aim for next time!!




Life is beautiful.  Embrace it, move with it, and enjoy it.  Stay open to opportunities and experiences, you never know where they may lead.  Say 'Yes'.  These are the things I have learned so far.  The next chapter starts now...
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mariekewolbert
mariekewolbert on

Hey Chris!
beautiful words! my trip ended a month and a half ago, but still thinking many times of it! the swirly cake was one of the nice memories i have. i really miss the time in sydney and i hope one time we meet up again!
enjoy the rest of your travels! think of ou when i hear that weird song, maybe you know which i mean. take care!! talk soon.

love Marieke

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