Twelve months ago, we left the lucky country (Australia), in search of adventure and we found it! It’s not always easy, some days are just damn terrible, but we’ve made it this far, so if you were wondering when we would be returning home, all we can say for now, is someday…
We’ve travelled a total of 44, 904 kilometres, visited 7 countries (Guatemala & Belize twice), and made many new, lifelong friends along the way. We’ve shared some amazing experiences and even the awful ones, we can look back at now and laugh (like breaking my hand bringing the washing in from the rain).
So on our one year travelling anniversary, let us share the top 10 highlights from our trip so far, in no particular order...
1. Going on a submarine tour in Hawaii, experiencing the Polynesian Cultural Centre and walking through Pearl Harbour.
2. Partying in Las Vegas for my 30th Birthday.
3. Glamping in Yosemite National Park and seeing a real, live Golden Bear!
4. Spending Christmas in El Salvador with the Woods, our fellow Aussie travellers.
5. Working on a horse ranch in California with the Wylies and befriending a brood of stray cats. Line dancing and mechanical bull riding at the Stampede are also very high on this list!
6. Scuba diving, while I didn’t succeed, Justin had an absolute blast exploring the depths of the ocean.
7. Studying Spanish in Ensenada, Mexico & San Pedro, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. We loved the people we met in both of these places, and the relaxing atmosphere in which to learn a new language.
8. Working with Grade 2 at Blanca Jeannette Kawas Bilingual School in Honduras. They will be the hardest part of me leaving here.
9. Climbing ancient ruins in Mexico and volcanoes in Guatemala.
10. Having my best friend visit from Australia and touring Mexico and Cuba with her, good times.
So what’s coming up?
First, we’ll be heading to Nicaragua for some volcano boarding, exploring, and possibly some beach time before we move onto Costa Rica. Once there, we have just over a week to find jaguars, red-eyed frogs, baby sloths, and any other cute animal that I may try and adopt, before we kick on to Panama and board a boat bound for Colombia.
We’ve both been offered teaching positions in the capital city of Bogota, so we’ll set up camp there for the school year and then we'll continue on our way through South America.
What can you expect?
Other than LOADS of information on Colombia, you can expect more stories! We’re still running away so that means more exploring, different food, random people, exciting cultures, long bus rides, and plenty of photos. To keep up with the latest Global Runaways news, check our Facebook; www.facebook.com/globalrunaways
Safe travels :)
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