Let’s get something straight: this is NOT a travel blog.
Having been to 36 countries and lived in 5 of them, creating a travel blog seemed the logical thing to do. But, if we’re talking numbers, every single member of my immediate family has visited more countries than I have; many Australians have backpacked round places I’ll never get to.
What makes my travel history remarkable, I think, has less to do with the number of countries I’ve visited and much more to do with the type of travelling I’ve been able to do.
Growing up, we travelled as tourists, but we also travelled to see family, which is a distinct experience. On one occasion, my dad got a work posting and for some months we lived and went to school in the remote Cocos Islands, off the coast of Australia.
Increasingly, with greater independence, I’ve now also been able to travel for study (exchanges and overseas courses/programs) and work (internships and volunteering).
So this blog contains a few posts about my travels – linked below are countries I’ve posted on in some form. Highlighted in red on the map above are the countries I’ve been blessed to have visited so far.
But perhaps this blog is more accurately described as an expat blog. It’s a blog that’s more about the traveller than the travel. It contains my reflections on what my travel experiences have taught me and how they have challenged and changed me.
This is a blog about the travelling my mind and soul have done, both abroad and at home (well, whatever “home” means) 🙂
Country checklist (related blog posts linked)
Chile/Czech Republic —— CANBERRA
K ——Kuala Lumpur
Luxembourg ——LA PAZ/LOJA
W —— Washington, DC