There is something both enthralling and somewhat frightening about exploring.

To be in an unfamiliar environment where you don't know which direction to walk, or using something different to the Aussie dollar, and standing out in the crowd, and not knowing the local language makes for an adventure - or anxiety - or perhaps both mixed together!

But, being informed and researching, being friendly and asking for help when needed, being courageous enough to get out and about, and just being willing to get lost and then find your way again is enough to keep me going. Life is enriched not by how much we store up in our houses or bank accounts, but by how much we live and the experiences we gather in our hearts.