Tavel // The Land of the Thai's

>> Sunday, January 16, 2011

On our way back to l'Australie we spent a fantastic week in Thailand: just sun, sand, beach and shopping! We went to Bangkok and Phuket - it was great, just what I needed to clear my head and put things into perspective. We went snorkleing, did a lot of reading and we did a lot of eating! Ice cream, McDonalds, Pad Thai...hrmmm basically everything! I highly reccommend going to Thailand, and if you ever go, just ask me for some great places to visit! xx


Life // Two years has come to an end...

>> Thursday, January 6, 2011

I initially created this blog as a way to document my inspiration, things that I love, 'virtually' shop, and basically just day dream. It kind of turned into an escape. In January 2009 my husband and I moved to Nepal for my work (I was an intern with an Aid Organisation), which was a huge and uncertain thing, seeing as we also got married the week before we moved. So much has happened in the past 2 years I can't even begin to summarise it all, but I know it will be one of those experiences which I won't realise how much it has impacted my life until later on down the track.
I have mixed feelings about leaving Nepal; excitement (to go home to Australia), uncertainty (no job, no home waiting for us in Aus), expectation (that Australia will be the same?!), sadness (leaving Nepal and people we have grown greatly fond of), anxiety (for time to hurry up to Friday morning), stress (how am I suppose to fit 2 years of life in a suitcase!?), happiness (to see old friends and family in Aus), disappointment (in leaving Nepal when there is still so much to be done), and as much as I don't want to admit it, a little bit of regret. You see, I think that my planning and traveling bug kind of got in the way of us enjoying and appreciating Nepal to it's full extent (or as much as possible). Instead of enjoying where I was in the world, I was planning trips to more interesting and history-filled places when I could've just opened my door and probably my eyes more too.

But anyway, I'm trying to focus on the things that I have done and what I can take from this experience and if I write them all down I'm sure it will turn into some sort of biography! So here it is in pictures...


Stylish Blogger

Just before Christmas I was awarded this little treat: the Stylish Blogger award from the lovely Melynda over at a life less ordinary. I love Melynda's blog and her few sentence blogging style. Sometimes I wish I could keep things down to a few sentences, but alas when I start writing I can never seem to stop! I think this is only my 2nd award in my blogging history so it's pretty special - thanks muchly Melynda!

So here are the rules...
To accept this award, I:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pay it forward to 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award.

Seven things about me...

1. I love the colour pink - despite some thinking I like black because my wardrobe is a sea of black.

2. I love camping and the outdoors - even though my blog is a bit prissy, I do like to rough it sometimes!

3. I LOVE animals - it's at the point where I can't watch a movie with animals in it (because something bad always happens to them and I cry) and where I've named the local stray dogs!

4. I want to try and save the world - hence the whole 'living in Nepal' thing.

5. I'm half Filipino, half German but was born in Melbourne, Australia - and proud of it!

6. I got married at 22 - that's young isn't it?!

7. I hate jelly - and basically any food of the same consistency! The way it wobbles and shakes....yuck!

Now 15 great blog finds...

1. Lyla Loves Fashion

2. Hello Catherine!

3. Goodnight, dear void.

4. Allister Bee

5. Green tea and red nails

6. Princess in the desert

7. She wore it well

8. The Camilleon

9. The Swede Records

10. What Katie Ate

11. Mila's Daydreams

12. Willow ships

13. Walk the sand

14. ...Sending Postcards

15. Wanderlust for a Glutton

I'm sorry I haven't contacted the new Stylish bloggers...will get onto that soon! I have 2 giant suitcases to currently pack! :S

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