What a year. A year of change and new beginnings. From living in Singapore, a head full of tea blending dreams, and a desire to share our love for travel, to moving back home to Sydney, with our first range of travel-inspired tea blends launched.
This years travels took us as far as Helsinki and as well trodden as Cambodia; we sailed the stunning Adriatic seas, explored the wonders of Dubai and were surprised by the sobering beauty of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina… before leaving Singapore and moving back to beloved Australia. But first up in 2016, Cambodia, where we biked around the amazing ruins and went quad biking into the amazing countryside.
After a short trip back to Australia for a countryside wedding, the United Arab Emirates beckoned. Dubai is indescribable and you have to be there to believe the sheer amazingness of it all. We were lucky enough to have friends there who took us to Abu Dhabi, to experience the strikingly beautiful Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Rounding out South East Asia were trips to Bali, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and its surrounds, and then it was time to pack up for a new adventure. To cap off 3 years living the expat life in Singapore, we indulged a couple of nights atop Singapore's skyline at the iconic Marina Bay Sands.
Like true travel addicts, our move to Australia from Singapore started with a trip in the opposite direction, to Croatia... via Helsinki! We may have only had a short stay in Helsinki but a proper Scandanavian adventure is on the cards. This trip was about sailing upon that dazzling Adriatic Sea- and it most certainly did not disappoint. A full recap of our Croatian trip, including a day trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina, can be found here, here and here.
Finally, to Sydney, Australia. Of course, there was that dreamy trip to Byron Bay that you can wanderlust in detail here, but when we did eventually get home, Sydney was the perfect place for launching The Tea Nomad and suitably, the name of one of our Signature blends.
So there it is. Another year of wanderlust indulged and inspired. We couldn't have asked for a better way to end the year but the launch of our travel- inspired teas; our way of sharing our travel stories and love of travel, with you. Sydney, Shanghai and Provence are truly just the beginning and we can't wait for what's to come in 2017. Happy Wanderlusting!