A Traveler’s Terrene

You only live once. What are you going to remember the most?

Star Jumping and Toyota Kicking the world! November 14, 2008

Yesterday marked my 9 month anniversary of leaving Seattle to travel around the world!  It was an experience of a lifetime, an epic adventure. I freed the explorer inside me that has been restless since my childhood days when I explored the world in my backyard. I finally had the courage to say to that little voice…go on…PLAY! IMAGINE! CREATE! The world is your playground I told myself, it is a Traveler’s Terrene.

So here I am nine months later with some 50 gigs of photos, unforgettable memories, and a global network of new friends.  I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. From the people I travelled with on different legs of the trip: my older brother “Mohawk Mark” (2 months in New Zealand), college friend and dance extraordinaire Brian (3 weeks in Thailand), my childhood next door neighbor and “Sister Zesma” Suzanne (5 months throughout Southeast Asia, Turkey, Croatia and Italy), my adorable Italian former roommate Ilaria (2 weeks in Milan and a long weekend in England) and the countless backpackers I met along the way where we travelled together for a few days before parting ways (you know who you are…I HEART you…and there are too many too name!)  

At some point I’ll upload a wide selection of photos to Picasa and send a link, but for now, here is a snapshot of my trip as I Star Jumped and Toyota Kicked across the world!

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3 Responses to “Star Jumping and Toyota Kicking the world!”

  1. Aaron Timm Says:

    Cindy Swain you are an inspiration! I admire you and heart you! I love all the pictures and I hope you have a wonderful wine night…I might put down a decent chianti myself tonight! 🙂

  2. Kine Says:

    Cindy – you are truly a wonderful inspiration!

    Been reading your blog and I’m amazed every time I check in. Love to follow your adventures and at some point in life we’ll definitely fix up a HOLE-reunion!

    Take care, love.

    I heart you ❤

  3. Amanda Landreth Says:

    Cindy- I LOVE all of the pictures, they are so cute and fun! You are an inspiration to many! Keep it up!


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