|One of my favorite places. It was amazingly serene.|
This final blog is going to focus on what we learned while we were in Southeast Asia. I am going to describe in words a few topics and then I have created a video to go along with those topics. I will warn you that trying to squeeze a retrospective of a year living in Southeast Asia into a video is a daunting task. I got it down to less than 20 minutes, but I think it will be worth your time. The link will be included at the end of the blog. With that said, I am going to dive into this final blog head first!!!!
|Many types of Sea Cucumbers|
Chinese New Year lived up to all that we had heard about. It is an experience that none of us will forget. My friends were excited to share with us about the traditions associated with this holiday.
Finally, it was fun to learn about the other holidays that we had not heard about, like the October and Dragon Boat Festival. We can honestly say that Moon Cake is probably the worst thing that all of us have eaten in our lives.
ADVENTURES OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY: Having traveled to Hong Kong, Macau, Thailand and the Philippines while on our adventure,
FINAL THOUGHT: It is difficult to put into words all that we learned. I can only hope that as the year went along and I shared my thoughts with you that I was expressing newly learned knowledge. Finally, Cecelia and I agree that we have also learned to say NO to some things and to take time to really be mindful and rest. Who knew that it would take a trip to China for me to learn this lesson.
It has been a great pleasure sharing with you and I hope that I have inspired you to share your adventures with others as I have. Blessings to all of you.
BY THE WAY: A publisher has asked that we turn the blog into a book and add the journal content from emails that Cecelia was sending weekly and entries from both Claire and Taylor. Look for the O's Odyssey in a bookstore near you soon.
This is the link to my final video, enjoy!!! It is a little long, but worth it. It was difficult squeezing a year long adventure into a few moments. What We Learned in Pictures