My 200th Post: A Trip Down Memory Lane
That’s right, this is my 200th post! So I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane with some of my favorite photos. A lot has happened in 200 posts (especially since I didn’t post very often when I first started blogging) and I’ve seen many more places than I could’ve imagined when I decided to start this blog.
The first trip I took after starting my blog was when I accomplished my goal of making it to all seven continents before my 30th birthday. I traveled to Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and several stops in Australia.
I took a Spanish class in Quito, Ecuador for a week, where I got to stand on the equator and eat cuy.
Before going to Quito, I met Andy through Twitter and started to fall in love with him. We finally met in person in Prague during a cold weekend in November.
After a stressful few months of selling my things, Andy and I got married and I moved to Freiburg, Germany.
Andy and I took a few trips last summer before I headed out on a five month round the world trip. That was something I dreamed about for years, and even though it wasn’t anything like I imagined, it was still a great trip in many ways.
Andy and I finally took our honeymoon to Turkey in the spring. Turkey is now on my short list of favorite countries because it was so wonderful.
This summer we visited Brussels, Carcassonne, Andorra, Barcelona, and Portugal.
And these are just a few of my travel memories over almost three years! It’s been a lot of fun running this blog, and I hope to continue improving it and adding more stories. Even though this blog is about my experiences, ultimately I love to encourage others to travel. I love getting your comments and emails, and I’m so appreciative of all of you who keep coming back to read my blog! Join me for another 200 posts?
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October 27, 2012 @ 11:44 AM
I can’t believe that you’ve hit 200 posts already.
That’s a huge achievement and means that you’ve done some serious traveling in a relatively short amount of time. I think what I like most about your blog apart from the fact that I can live vicariously through you until I get out on the road and experience it all for myself, is the practicality and ease through which you make travel. You lay out all the steps required in this and your other blogs so that travel does not have to be such a huge burdensome thing.
Being a Buddhist I loved your posts about Borabadur and Angkor Wat. I nearly got to Angkor Wat myself this year except I got accepted into university (which was a total shock) and had to redirect all my savings to that cause instead.
Congratulations on hitting 200 posts. Next milestone…500?
October 27, 2012 @ 6:41 PM
Thank you Matthew! I’m so glad to hear my blog makes travel seem easier. I really do enjoy sharing my stories and helping people get out there and travel themselves. I hope you do make it to Angkor Wat one of these days, and if you need any help planning that or any other trip, just let me know!
I post 3 times a week, so at that pace it would take me just under 2 years to get to 500 posts. Seems reasonable!
October 27, 2012 @ 9:26 PM
Congratulations Ali on your 200th post. I hope someday to reach that :). A bigger congratulations on hitting every Continent by 30 I have the same goal! Which I know I will achieve
October 28, 2012 @ 2:14 PM
Thanks Stephen! If you want to make it to all 7 continents, you will. Good luck!
October 28, 2012 @ 3:45 AM
This is such a sweet and comprehensive 200th post! My first visit to your blog and I got a complete round up 🙂
Your post reminded me that my travel blog completes 3 years on Nov 21!!!
Wish you a wonderful Sunday and I would surely accompany you on your travels from now on 🙂
October 28, 2012 @ 2:15 PM
Thanks Arti! Congrats on 3 years for you! I’m so glad you found my blog, I hope you enjoy it!
October 28, 2012 @ 3:48 AM
Dont know why but my name has appeared twice in the above comment! Its Arti 🙂
October 28, 2012 @ 2:31 PM
This one went to spam for some reason, but the other comment didn’t. All fixed!
October 28, 2012 @ 11:36 AM
Thanks for sharing your trip down memory lane with us and congratulations on your 200th post!
October 28, 2012 @ 2:16 PM
October 29, 2012 @ 6:33 AM
Congratulations on 200 posts and also having awesome memories from being well traveled
October 29, 2012 @ 4:56 PM
October 29, 2012 @ 12:32 PM
These are great! Congrats on 200 posts!!! =)
October 29, 2012 @ 4:57 PM
Thanks Andrea, I appreciate it!
Mary @Green Global Travel
November 10, 2012 @ 3:54 AM
Congratulations on 200 posts!
November 10, 2012 @ 3:01 PM
November 12, 2012 @ 8:25 AM
Very neat, my love. Glad that I could be involved in so many of your memories and travels. You have drug me halfway around the world and back and I am better for it. Congrats on the 200 milestone.
November 12, 2012 @ 4:25 PM
Thank you, you’re so sweet! I’m so glad you were a part of so many of those memories too!