One Year on…

This time one year ago we were at the airport about to embark on our overseas adventure.  We went, we saw and we conquered.  We had a fabulous time, created lasting memories and made some good friends along the way.  Before we embarked on our adventure a friend gave me the following Travellers Ten Commandments which served us well. 

Thou shalt not expect to find things as they are at home for thou has left home to find things different.

Thou shalt not take things too seriously for a carefree mind is the beginning of a carefree holiday.

Thou shalt not let other tourists get on thy nerves as we are all here for the same reason and thou art paying good money to enjoy thyself.

Thou must know at all times where thy passport lies, for a man without a passport is a man without a country.

Thou shalt not worry, for he that worrieth hath no pleasure.  Few things are fatal.

Remember that thou art a guest in other lands and he that treateth his host with respect shall in turn be respected.  To learn to speaketh “please” and “thank you” in thy hosts tongue will make thee thy host’s friend.

Thou shalt not judge the entire people of a country by one person who was a poor host.

Thou shalt remember to err is human and to forgive divine.

When in Rome, thou shalt be prepared to do as the Romans do.

Thou shouldest remember that if thou was expected to stay in one place, thou would have been created with roots.




This blog was originally set up to share our 9 month adventure around Europe and the USA with friends and family in 2014. On returning to NZ in January 2015 I decided to carry it on so I could continue to share any future travel adventures - it has become my electronic travel diary. I hope you enjoy and get inspired to visit some of the wonderful places we have visited.
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1 Response to One Year on…

  1. Rachel Darlington says:

    I know you guys had a fabulous time on your big trip last year – but I am very GLAD you are both home safe and sound (ok – there’s question marks over Thomas being ‘sound’ ☺ ).

    Luv Rach

    Ps…..glad the 10 Commandments were useful 😉

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