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Homeward Bound!!

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. “I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.”

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As I sit here in Bangkok thinking back to what the past year has brought to me and thinking about what might be in store for my future, I cant help but shead one too many tears. What I have seen and done this past year I will carry forever with me through life not only as a past memory but as a great learning experience. I am ready for whatever it is tomorrow may bring and I will meet it with open arms. If I have learned anything this past year it is that life is what you make of it. You may have nothing or you may have everything but somewhere in between all that you make a choice to live whatever it may be that life has handed you. When life gives you lemons make lemonade.

As for my family I want to thank you for the support and love you gave me through my entire journey without them this chance to see the world would not have been possible and I will remember that always and forever.

As I have said before, "Tomorrow is a mystery. The only thing we can do is face it with resolve. We move forward, always forward and into what's next. We make a choice. We act on that choice. And all that's left is to live and hope"

I have met so many amazing people along the way and I wish the very best for everyone. As for Kells, yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end but somewhere in the middle we've become the best of friends. As your folks always say a true friend for life!!

I know this is sounding like a final signoff, and internationally speaking it is but stay tuned for one last update with the final pictures from thailand. (as soon as i get home and can afford to use the internet haha)

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Koh Tao

Picture TIme!!

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OK so here I am on Koh Tao which is a fantastic small island. I am falling in love with the culture here and Im still in denial that Ill be home in one week. This blog will be short and sweet I promise with loads of pictures. My experience on this island began very low key spending countless days lounging on the beach and by the swimming pool, while going to eat great cheap local food and drinks. After of bit of persuasion from Kelly I signed up for a Open Water Scuba Diver course and yes as everyone could have predicted I'm hooked. I cant wait to do another as soon as possible which will hopefully be tomorrow. The underwater life is facinating being full of color and life and has made me itching to get back down there and see more!! As for the pictures I threw a few in from New Zealand and the rest are from Thailand. Hope you Enjoy!!

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Glacier Hike

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Frans Josef Glacier Hike

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Coronet Peak. Queenstown, New Zealand

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The infamous Khoa San Road!!

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Beach Swing in Koh Samui

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this was the view from my bed...pretty nice huh?!

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Seafood Feast for Kelly's Birthday!

Tour of just one of our many fantastic homes in Thailand!!

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Island Style!!

Koh Phangan and Koh Samui

Arrived in Koh Phangan with tons of ideas on what the island life would be like and might i add my experience has been nothing short of great. Koh Phangan is famous for its full moon parties that attract people from all over the world, with its beach front row of bars serving sand buckets full of cocktails, its flame throwers and large range of music from all genres its definitely the party thats goes strong through the night. During the days the streets are lined with little local shops and restaurants blaring all sorts of english movies and tv shows. It was a nice retreat from the sun but it definitely killed the vibe.

After enough of the all night beach parties and jam packed backpacker restaurants and bars, we jumped on a ferry and headed south to Koh Samui. Landing in Big Buddah Beach we hopped in the back of a pick up truck(aka what they call a taxi) and headed south to a town called Hat Chaweng. Spending two nights there we decided its was too developed and commercialized (if thats possible in thailand) for our taste and headed south to where I sit today, Hat Lamai. We just checked in to a little triangle shaped hut right on the beach front. Consisting of only mattresses, a mosquito net, and fan its true roughing it paradise and all for only 250 baht a night (US $ 5/night and thats for two people). So yeah its a real bang for your baht!!

I just cant help but wake up to a beautiful secluded beach and not wonder why everyone doesnt live somewhere like this. Its the text book definition of a getaway. But with every secluded beach there is a tourist destitionation lurking about, a twenty minute walk down the street you can satisfy your fast food craving at the local mcdonalds. Keep posted because Ill be adding pictures as soon as July comes around. Miss everyone tons and cya all soon!!

Posted by Brittany7 23:12 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

Bangkok, Thailand

So after a long day of flight delays I finally arrived in Bangkok checking in to my hotel at about 4 am even though as I got out of my taxi i would never have been able to tell what time it was from the bustling life of Khoa San Rd. Thailand is a fanstactic country and although I know i have only been here two days I can say with great enthusiam that if you havent been you should because it is a fascinating place. Khoa San Rd has exceeded my expectations and the movies dont give this place enough credit. This morning I booked a bus and boat to Ko Phangan which is home to the famous full moon party, which I will be attending on June 29th. This country makes all my hard work in the packhouse worth it, its amazing how far a dollar will go in this country. Twenty-five dollars got me a thai massage(which i am now addicted to), pedicure(which was way overdue thanks to all my farmwork), bathingsuit, pants, earrings, and breakfast!! Hope you all enjoy and I am getting some fantastic photos which I will post as soon as I can. Miss you all!!!

Posted by Brittany7 23:32 Archived in Thailand Comments (0)

3rd Leg of the Journey

Farwell New Zealand, Hello Thailand

So here I am finding myself at another finish line just waiting for tomorrow to begin again. Each one gets alittle more emotional knowing that my next step could potentially be my last on this trip of a lifetime. After seeing New Zealand from the North Tip all the way down into the mountains of Queenstown I dont want to leave this beautiful country. New Zealand has been great and I have met some awesome people along the way. One day hopefully, in the near future, I will return to this great country to take in some more of what it offers to the world. Tomorrow I depart to thailand for some asian experience and some warm sunny weather.

Look for more pictures come July!!

Posted by Brittany7 20:44 Archived in New Zealand Comments (0)

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