Hi everyone! I haven’t been active on this blog in sometime part because my Peace Corps service is now finished and part because I have been traveling! In just 3 short months I traveled south through China, Nepal, India, and will be leaving Sri Lanka tonight. After a day layover in Hong Kong I will finally make my long awaited return back to the U.S.A. Check out the links below to see some of the photos from my sister and I’s journey. Once I get back to America I will do a final post or two saying goodbye to all those who have followed me on this incredible adventure. Safe travels for now!
After Service Travel Plans
My last days in Mongolia were so rushed and the goodbyes were the only thing on my mind for the month leading up to my departure. I wish I had the presence of mind to say thank you to the country and people of Mongolia.
Without a doubt, Mongolia and its people gave me more than I gave to them. There is way too much to list so I’m just going to say I will forever be grateful for everything I learned, everything I was given, and for all the experiences I was able to participate in. Thank you Mongolia. I really do love you and will never forget you. I promise to be back someday. Hopefully more than once…
My second incredibly broad thank you is to you America. Thank you tax payers for allowing me to gi on this incredible and transforming journey. Thank you friends and family for all the support before I left and during my service. Thank you everyone who sent me a care package or letter. Thank you everyone who followed my blog here or followed me on Facebook. I honestly could not have done PC service without knowing I had America and my friends and family waiting for me to come back.
I’m having a great and safe time traveling. See you soon U.S.A.
With my sister in Mongolia
In just about a week I will wrap up my PC service. After that, I have two weeks left on my Mongolian visa and I will spend the time traveling with my sister and her friends in the province of Khovsgol. We’ll be visiting the Tsaatan people, whoa are the smallest ethnic group in Mongolia (less than 500 people left in the world) who are most well known for herding reindeer.
After I leave Mongolia, I will embark on a 3+ month adventure through China, Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka with my sister Lindsey. I’m super excited to spend that time with her as well as see what I’m sure will be an endless amount of beautiful places and meet a ton of interesting people.
My return to the States will be in Chicago November 21st at 12:10pm. I’m super excited to see EVERYONE I KNOW back home. It pains me to have to wait so long to get home but I know my travels will be worth it in the end.
Thank you to all who followed my blog or even just read a single post. It means a lot to me and I hope you were able to take something positive away from it.
See you all soon.
About a week ago, my sister and two of her friends came to Mongolia for a month. We are having a great time. Hard to believe it, but I’m nearly done with my PC experience. I will close my service on August 8th. In the next week, I’m going to fill all of you in on my post-service travel plans and try to leave you all with a few reflection and summary posts. My last post will probably be after I return to the U.S. (which will actually be several months from now…) and will concern re-adjustment (something I am actually a little nervous/excited for). I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!