The End

by Brenna Holeman
Brenna in Nepal

In The Himalayas, Nepal

To all the amazing people I’ve met in the past seven months (travellers and locals alike), to all the delicious food I’ve eaten, to all the bartering I’ve done with shopkeepers, to all the cold-water showers and bucket-flush squat toilets, to all the mosquito bites and sunburns, to all the hours I spent lugging my backpack around, to all the laughter, to all the long bus rides and train rides and airplane rides and motorbike rides, to all the times I felt like the happiest girl in the whole wide world, to all the music, to all the dives I took, to all the books that got me through long journeys and long nights, to all the kisses, to all the shooting stars, to all the stray cats and dogs, to all the support from my family and friends, to all the help I received from kind souls along the way, to all the times I knew Lady Luck was smiling upon me, to all the dance parties on the beach, to all the memories (good and bad and great), to Kerrilyn, to Aaron, to Thailand, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Laos, Cambodia, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia, to everything and everyone: thank you. Thank you ever so much for the most wonderful adventure.

I fly to Canada tomorrow, but I know I’ll be back in Asia again soon.

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Oneika July 27, 2011 - 4:35 pm

WOW WOW WOW! What a fantastic adventure! Will you be in Toronto??! We must meet! I’m here for the next few weeks! Add me on Facebook! Oneika Raymond

kay* July 27, 2011 - 5:31 pm

I’ve loved loved following your adventure, “meeting” you virtually – and then meeting you in “real life” – on two continents! I know this isn’t the end of your adventures though, probably more like a pit stop!, so I can’t wait to see where you head next. Talk soon.


Garby July 28, 2011 - 4:11 am

Lovely. Have a safe trip back! I’ll be reading up on eastern Europe while in Nova Scotia for the month of August – then I’ll be looking for tips and suggestions!

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Fiji July 28, 2011 - 11:08 am

What an amazing journey. I’m enjoying reading from the beginning…Can’t wait to read about what you do next!

turrm July 29, 2011 - 9:10 pm

How amazing!! I’m basically going to repeat what everyone above me said 😉 It was so much fun reading about your adventures!! I can’t wait to see where you travel to next!

This Battered Suitcase July 30, 2011 - 12:30 am

Thank you so much, everyone! But don’t worry…I will keep writing and posting photos about my travels (past and future).

Ali Banali July 31, 2011 - 2:19 am

Every twist & turn, up & down, sweaty annoying event & awesome romantic memory… it’s all now an important part of your life’s tapestry.

What an awesome trip and I feel it’s not The End but very much only just the beginning of many more exciting moments in your future…

I have LOVED reading each and every post and I miss you dearly my beautiful friend.

Ali xxx

kls July 31, 2011 - 3:22 am

ahh brenna…thank you for sharing all of it with us, and we all know you’ve got more than a few more “trips of a lifetime” up your Nepalese sweater sleeves, and we’ll all be there with you!! xoxoxo

This Battered Suitcase August 2, 2011 - 4:38 am

Thank you my darlings; you are both an inspiration to me every single day. xoxo


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