• hannahkirsop

A little introduction

Updated: Jun 29, 2019

Why this blog was created and the inspiration behind it.

A beautiful message when staying in Dhulikel, Nepal

Moral of the story: There is always time to get lost.

I am never lost. Now that is a statement and a half. Anyone who knows me well knows that I have the worst sense of direction imaginable. Always taking the wrong turn when driving, not knowing where I am in my own city, or failing to find my own way back home. However, I see things differently. I am not lost. I am where I am supposed to be. Maybe if you look at the actual definition of the word; ‘unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts’, this may sound as if this is an often occurrence of mine. However, I do not see it this way. Every time we travel to a new destination does this mean that we are lost? If we have never been to this place before how do we actually know about our own ‘whereabouts’? So, if this is the case then I love being lost. I love not knowing where I am, exploring new places, and getting to the point where I do know my own way. If I was to be more pedantic, the definition of being lost as a verb, is the past and present of loose, and what do we actually have to lose? To me the answer is nothing.

Over the past year I have been lost a fair few times. In the sense of exploring new places, and being so ditzy that I actually took the wrong turn off at a roundabout when driving. Although my mistakes may seem entertaining for some, this is not what this is about. This is about me being intentionally lost for all the right reasons. Over the past year I have been incredibly lucky to experience some phenomenal places, rich in culture and experience. Here is where I would love to document all these outstanding memories that I would like to share will others and cherish forever.

So, I decided to write a blog. This is not something that I would normally do, nor is it something I’m actually good at. But, I have always wanted to share my experiences. After being away in the summer, people would always ask how it was. I could never fully explain everything. This was usually due to the short amount of time I had, so I would try and squeeze everything that had happened in a few minutes. So many important details were missed out. Now I can share everything in as much detail to be able to fully explain my experiences. Hopefully, when people read this it will encourage them to seek new travel destinations and be 'lost' themselves.

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