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"One of the best things about travel is coming home again. Different time zones, different accents. Going overseas is nice and all, but one of the best things about travel is coming home again. Maybe you notice things you hadn't seen before. Maybe unfamiliar. Or maybe joyously recognisable. Fresh views and new ideas."
-Jo and Lara from Frankie magazine
To some certain extent, I agree with these words. And yet, I want to be a traveling nomad of the world. I want to make a few countries my home. I just took a holiday in Australia and I miss Australia. I really wish I were still there. But it's also good to be home again, to have a place to go back to. Right now, it's a comforting feeling of home as I look out my window, the setting sun reassuringly reflects off the lake from a distance.
As far as fresh views and new ideas go, I have arrived home as a new and changed person. Australia has opened up a few passions, discovered doors and new love for saving the world. (You'll see, Australia tour pictures coming soon.) For now, I've got my Aussie mags (Yen and Transfer Snowboard), Frankie included, Tim Tams and Milo keeping me happy, right at home.


Ashleigh said...

Ok, Tim Tams are the best store bought cookies in the whole wide world!!! So delicious.

I can relate to coming home and seeing the lake in the distance. I love that. The lake is something that is always there, I don't visit it often, and yet it's presence exemplifies home. You're very lucky to be able to see it from your window.

Cool how coming home inspires us to write, right? :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Welcome back,sweetie and I am so happy you had a wonderful time...I love to travel to and eaxh one inspires me so much too:) Enjoy your day and see you soon:)

ps: I hope you had a change to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Good to know you had a great time!

I love that picture and quote - so true!

Miss Kiki Lovelace said...

Helloo! :) aaahhhh....Oz is definitely on my bucket list! id love to go surfing in the gold coast someday or just hang out in Bondi beach....check out some koalas and kangaroos! Awesome! :)

I totally agree with the nomad thing though.....if ive got tons of money, i'd love to circle the world with just my backpack.. x

Barbara said...

i agree too!! but if i could i'd be traveling all the time :)

have a lovely weekend

jessie said...

ahh glad you had a great time visiting my homeland and found some of my fave treasure (like frankie + tim tams).
i know what you mean about feeling at home when you are away, i felt like i was home when i went to the US recently, but i didn't have the same relief when I came back that you did. I can't wait to go back maybe for longer next time.
oh and tim tams are the BEST ever, let me know if you ever need some posted over :)

Teresa said...

This is a very lovely post. I love travelling but I also love being home. So yes... One of the best things about travel is coming home again. :)

♥ Teresa ♥

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shopgirl said...

Glad you had a great time in OZ. It's a beautiful country. I backpacked there many years go and it was truly a wonderful experience.