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Homeward Bound

Bogota was our last stop before the long journey home to Ireland. It was hard believe that such an adventure was over but I think we were ready to return when the time came. The trip was absolutely amazing. I have no doubt it will be the biggest adventure of our lives and it was worth every penny spent and every sore muscle hiking up mountains etc. Leaving Ireland almost a year ago, I had no idea what to expect and was nervous to say the least. However, after visiting the places we did, I can now see that our world is a magnificent place and hopefully we will get to see more of it as the years go on. I think the biggest lesson that I learnt overall is really how lucky I am to have the life I do in Ireland. While much of landscapes may have been magnificent, there is no doubt that there is far too much poverty in the world. The conditions that some people live in is just heartbreaking and it seems very unjust that I have so much and others have so little. It was good for me to see this, as while its difficult to process, it has definitely made me appreciate was I have. Who knows, perhaps in the future i can doing something to help those in need of it.

Travelling itself was quite the experience, full of new adventures and I will never complain about the length of journeys in Ireland again!!! It has toughened me up and I think I'm ready to tackle any challenge that comes along, except maybe mosquitos!!!

I want to thank everyone so much for following the blog and leaving the comments. It was so great staying in touch with everyone. I hope ye all enjoyed the blog. I will post up a page with some tips for travelling etc. following this one. If anyone plans on travelling to any of the countries we visited and wants more info, please dont hesitate to send me a message.

Thanks again,


Dodging Mosquito Status: So we may be free from mossies but it seems they have contacted their Irish comrades 'the horsefly' to continue with the attack. I got two bites the other day that are more painful than any mossie bite. Does anyone know anything about dodging horseflies?

Posted by ofenelon 07:16 Archived in Ireland

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This is a lovely piece of writing Ollie, very heartfelt.I loved following the blog and keeping up with your adventures. Its good to have you back and I had the most amazing weekend spending time with you both and catching up. I look forward to seeing more photos and videos of the trip in the future. I have two friends from work travelling a similar route, starting next week so I will be giving them your contact details! Lizzie

by Lizzie

Loved your blog Ollie. I felt like I was on a little adventure just sitting on my couch reading it and looking at the pics. Great to have you home xx

by nikki

Great to have you back Ollie but a part of me is a little sad too that all the blogs are over... I really enjoyed them and you never felt too far away when we were being kept up to date with the stories... looking forward to the feature films on sat evening! What a trip you have had and I am sure we will be hearing stories on occasions for years to come !!!

by Anna

What a great way to finish your blog Ollie! You did such a good job all year. We could really feel a part of your journey and it was always interesting to read about your adventures. Can't wait to hear more about them in person and have a good catch up really soon. Welcome home xxx

by Marie

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