Goodbye For Now – A Few Last Words

First off, we just wanted to give a big thanks to each and every one of YOU who have been supporting and following us through this journey and all of our adventures these last 3.5 months in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand.  It means a lot to know that you care enough to keep up with where we are and what we are doing.  THANK YOU!

Here's some cool stats info from our blog.  2,000 views!
Here’s some cool stats info from our blog. 2,000 views!

An especially enormous thank you to our families who have supported us in many more ways than one, who have given us endless words of encouragement and motivation, and have had a never-ending supply of patience with us and our not-so-traditional ways of living.  We love you, and your support means everything!  We would not be where we are if not for your tremendous love and generosity.

Starting April 17th, we will be joining an intentional community and permaculture farm called the Panya Project, located about two hours outside of Chiang Mai.  We will be focusing on sustainable living and existing in tune with the natural world, and will thus have very limited access to WiFi for awhile. You can read more about the project here.  We may continue writing blog posts about our experiences at the farm depending on internet access, but they will be fewer than those we have been posting while traveling.

Our goal is to spend the next 3 months at Panya, but we will be returning to Ohio in late July for a wedding! Yay!

We do not have solidified plans for what we will be doing in August and onward, but we do have loose plans to go abroad again, if finances allow, so we very much look forward to seeing our family and friends while we are home for a few weeks in July/August.

Once again, thank you everyone, for keeping up with us and we hope everyone is having an incredible summer!!

So much love,

Nicole and Jojo

P.S. Here’s a little recap of the last 3.5 months.  Time sure does fly. 🙂

Boating along the Mekong River
Boating along the Mekong River
Hiking along the Fairy Stream in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Hiking along the Fairy Stream in Mui Ne, Vietnam
Exploring Elephant Falls in Da Lat, Vietnam
Exploring Elephant Falls in Da Lat, Vietnam
Taking a mud bath in Nha Trang
Taking a mud bath in Nha Trang, Vietnam
Taking a sleeper bus in Vietnam
Taking a sleeper bus in Vietnam
Motorbiking to My Son Temple, Vietnam
Motorbiking to My Son Temple, Vietnam
Watching Ohio State with the Championships in Hoi An
Watching Ohio State with the Championships in Hoi An, Vietnam
Kayaking on Halong Bay
Kayaking on Halong Bay, Vietnam
Trekking to our homestay in Sapa, Vietnam
Trekking to our homestay in Sapa, Vietnam
Messing around with our little buddy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Messing around with our little buddy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Visiting L'Arc de Triomphe in Vientiane, Laos.
Visiting L’Arc de Triomphe in Vientiane, Laos.
Being silly at Buddha Park in Laos
Being silly at Buddha Park in Laos
Tubing (and boozing) down the river in Vang Vieng, Laos
Tubing (and boozing) down the river in Vang Vieng, Laos
A little fire limbo in Vang Vieng, Laos
A little fire limbo in Vang Vieng, Laos
Taking a boat to the Pak Ou Caves from Luang Prabang, Laos
Taking a boat to the Pak Ou Caves from Luang Prabang, Laos
At the top of the world in Nong Khiaw, Laos
At the top of the world in Nong Khiaw, Laos
Sky view of Nong Khiaw, Laos
Sky view of Nong Khiaw, Laos
Biking around Don Det, 4,000 Islands, Laos
Biking around Don Det, 4,000 Islands, Laos
Building an epic sand temple on Koh Rong, Cambodia
Building an epic sand temple in Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Paradise on a deserted beach on Koh Rong, Cambodia
Paradise on a deserted beach on Koh Rong, Cambodia
Hammock hang times on Koh Rong, Cambodia
Hammock hang times on Koh Rong, Cambodia
Holding baby crocodiles in Battambang, Cambodia
Holding baby crocodiles in Battambang, Cambodia
Taking a wild ride on the bamboo train in Battambang, Cambodia
Taking a wild ride on the bamboo train in Battambang, Cambodia
Visiting the famous Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visiting the famous Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Overgrowth in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Overgrowth in the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visiting Angkor Wat at sunrise in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visiting Angkor Wat at sunrise in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Scuba diving in Koh Tao, Thailand
Scuba diving in Koh Tao, Thailand
Beach time in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Beach time in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Enjoying a Chang Beer on the beach on Koh Phangan, Thailand
Enjoying a Chang Beer on the beach on Koh Phangan, Thailand
Hanging out in the hammocks of our bungalow overlooking the bay on Koh Phangan
Hanging out in the hammocks of our bungalow overlooking the bay on Koh Phangan, Thailand
Visiting the National Park in Koh Lanta, Thailand
Visiting the National Park in Koh Lanta, Thailand
Overlooking the bay on Koh Lanta, Thailand
Overlooking the bay on Koh Lanta, Thailand
Enjoying the beautiful Ton Sai Beach, Thailand
Enjoying the beautiful Ton Sai Beach, Thailand
Getting tattooed by a monk at Wat Bang Phra, Thailand
Getting tattooed by a monk at Wat Bang Phra, Thailand
Visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Visiting the White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand
Hiking around Pai Canyon, Thailand
Hiking around Pai Canyon, Thailand
A beautiful sunset in Pai, Thailand
A beautiful sunset in Pai, Thailand
Eating fried cicadas in Pai, Thailand
Eating fried cicadas in Pai, Thailand
Playing with elephants at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Playing with elephants at Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Playing with elephants in Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Playing with elephants in Elephant Nature Park, Thailand
Celebrating the Thai New Year and participating in the world's largest water fight: Songkran, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Celebrating the Thai New Year and participating in the world’s largest water fight: Songkran, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Celebrating the Thai New Year and participating in the world's largest water fight: Songkran, in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Celebrating the Thai New Year and participating in the world’s largest water fight: Songkran, in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tears. 🙂

Onto the next chapter!

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