I am grateful to so many people.
To InterExchange, for the support they lent during trying times as an au pair. For the grant and blogging opportunity.
To my Dutch host families for the experience abroad, from which I’ve learned so many valuable lessons.
To everyone who kept in touch with me through facebook, email, and skype. To everyone who has taken the time to read this blog.
To all the people I’ve met along the way, locals and travelers alike, for sharing a meal or conversation with me.
To all my wonderful hosts, who showed me such hospitality, and inspire me to give whenever possible.
To my drivers, for the company and conversation, sometimes going out of their way to help me reach my destination.
To those who kindly bought me dinner, a drink, or anything else to offset the cost of my trip. (Without this category of people, I quite literally could not have traveled as long as I have.)
To John, Jackie, Bea, Nikki, my mom, David, Cora, Salama, and Caitlin; for joining me on my travels, for providing a sense of home on the road.
To my loving family, for their continual encouragement, kind messages, and financial support.
To every person who offered or returned a smile.
To those who inspired me to see the world from a different perspective.
To the close friends I’ve made on this journey; I hope we stay in touch. Come visit me in California.
To the Vipassana centers in England, Cambodia, and Malaysia for providing food, shelter, and a new life framework.
To everyone who has helped me during this journey, I can’t say it enough: