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Home sweet home

24 Sep

“Here I am, safely returned over those peaks from a journey far more beautiful and strange than anything I had hoped for or imagined—how is it that this safe return brings such regret?”

~ Peter Mathiesson

I’ve been back in Australia for more than a month and write final blog post has been on my ‘to do’ list ever since I landed at Sydney airport.

Time flies when you’re having fun, but apparently it also flies when you’re settling back into your normal routine. I’m back at work, back at the gym, back dragon boating, back at Spanish class and back to my usual busy social life.

Blogging has naturally taken a back seat. I’m still debating whether or not I have the time or the inclination to retrospectively blog about my South American travels, or whether this will be the final post for Honduran Hiatus.

Another item on the ‘to do’ list is upload and organise trip photos. Sorting through my photos may well be the inspiration I need to start waxing lyrical about the last two months of what I’m affectionately describing as a trip of a lifetime.

Watch this space.

In the meantime, there’s always the next trip of a lifetime to start planning…

Greetings Earthlings

3 Apr

“My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.”

~ Sebastyne Young

With the flurry of new readers my freshly pressed post has generated, I thought I’d take a moment to pause and say, “Welcome aboard! Thanks so much for stopping by.”

I started this blog so that friends and family could be kept in the loop about my overseas adventures. When I lived in Mexico, once a week I wrote lengthy email describing the latest happenings. This trip I decided to join the 21st century and write a blog instead.

Over the last few months, every time someone who is not a direct relation has followed my blog or liked a post I’ve felt a small thrill of excitement. Someone who’s not obligated to read my posts is actually reading!

And now I find myself in the slightly odd position of having twice as many ‘strangers’ following than family members. It’s nice to have you all on board. Hopefully you’ll stick around for the ride.

In blatant disregard to every blogging guideline I’ve ever read, I don’t have a regular blogging schedule. I tend to blog whenever something happens that I think is worth recording or whenever inspiration hits me.

This can vary greatly, but when I find myself wandering around drafting blog posts in my head, I know it’s time to sit down in front of the computer.

Whether I’m writing about a travel companion who’s too frail to join me on this trip, my efforts to remain healthy in the face of rice and beans, or the crazy drivers of Tegucigalpa, my main aim here is to document my thoughts, feelings and reactions to living and working in Honduras.

Once I’m back home in Canberra doing my regular 9 to 5 I think re-reading my blog will be a nice, if slightly self-indulgent, way for me to re-live the memories.

Time is flying by. I only have three months left in Honduras before I start my South American backpacking trip with my BFF through Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

I get ridiculously over-excited when I receive comments, so don’t be shy. And if you write a post that you think I might be interested in reading, tell me about it!

I often find I don’t have the time to explore WordPress as much as I would like, so I’m always happy to be pointed in the direction of interesting posts.

Cheers,
Em.

Hello world!

12 Sep

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

~ St. Augustine

I wanted to set up this blog so my friends, family, complete strangers, and future AFS Volunteers could keep track of what I’m sure will be the adventure of a lifetime.

Assuming that wherever I end up has the internet, I hope you’ll check back often for new entries and photos, ask me questions, add comments and generally enjoy learning about my experiences in Honduras.

I’m starting things a little early though, as I don’t actually depart until February 2013. But like all things, practice makes perfect, so I figure if I start blogging about my preparations for the trip I’ll be a seasoned blogger come February.

Let the blogging begin!