Traveling the word was a really interesting and rewarding experience. I saw so much and understand so much more about the world and it’s cultures then when I started. I saw people in India struggling for food and begging for life. I saw whale sharks swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Maldives. I saw people washing clothes in a river in Tanzania that was dirtier than their clothes. I saw cleverly disguised stonefish waiting for prey. I saw wealthy ladies in Singapore buying thousand dollar handbags while wearing metal-studded ten-inch heels. I saw brightly colored birds soar through the Brazilian skies. I saw the world.
I’ve learned a lot on the trip about myself and my surroundings. I do not like homeschool. But, suffering through one year of homeschool was worth the year of exotic sights. I love the cold, so Antarctica was my favorite place to visit. It’s a hard choice, but the natural diversity in Antarctica is hard to top. And, it was a cruise.
I love learning about different cultures; but I found that some temples CAN look the same. I would sometimes find my feet dragging and wonder, “Didn’t we just see that building?”. But each temple and building was unique, each with a different story to tell. Though I may not have enjoyed everything we did at the time, looking back, I realize just how much everything meant and how every obscure temple brought me that much closer to understanding the world and it’s ways.