My passport expires this year. So I am in the process of getting a new one for some summer travel, because although it expires in November, never ever forget that most countries require at least 6 months validity to enter. We learned this lesson the very hard way if you recall--cancelling our trip to Bali the day of. Be ye not so stupid!
Anyway, I've been looking through it, and it's crazy how this little book brings me so much happiness. I love that the cover is kind of wonky because it got wet when I was kayaking down the Li River in China.
I never changed my name on my passport because I really wanted to try to fill this one up. I love that it got so full of stamps and visas I had to order extra pages...which unfortunately didn't get any stamps since we moved back to the States sooner than expected. But still, that means I almost filled up my entire passport which makes me so happy! I am such a big dork because looking back on my passport stamps is something that brings me joy haha.
This little book is full of nine and a half years of awesome adventures and memories. It also represents dreams and goals fulfilled, because as I left for college, my dream was to be able to travel more. Fifteen countries and counting. Wait, sixteen. I forget about Canada because they didn't give me a stamp which made me so mad--it counts!
First adventure with this passport: China. and Thailand after that.
Mission, and being able to visit it again a few times.
Oh yeah, and that time we went to Ukraine.
And some amazing travels in Asia with my little family.
It's been a pretty great decade!