It has been a month since I’ve been back. I wanted to immediately start writing about the whole journey while many memories were still fresh but I couldn’t, maybe because I was still sad that it was over. Now that some time has passed and my emotions have settled down a little, I can take a step back, reminisce and reflect on my experiences, and sit down to write bits and pieces.
2018 took me to a variety of countries in Oceania, Eastern and Central Asia. While I have already written a little about my travels in Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka, I haven’t covered the rest; Japan, Hong Kong, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia (including a special visit to disputed Nagorno-Karabakh), Turkey, Israel, Jordan, Italy (including a day trip to tiny San Marino), ending with brief stops in Switzerland and Germany. I learned so much more about this amazing place we call Earth, enjoying its beauty but sometimes pondering sadly about its ugliness. I visited historical sights. I met many people from all walks of life and got a little insight about their lives. I ate a ton of delicious food that inspired me to want to cook them one day. I learned more about the major religions in this world and gained a little understanding of how people’s beliefs in something so old influence their actions today.
I’ll write more soon.