Moeder-dochterliefde: moeder stopt met werken om samen wereld rond te reizen

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Amper 42 was ze, toen Evie Farrells beste vriendin overleed aan kanker. Een wake-upcall voor Evie, die besefte dat het leven veel te kort is. Die 20.000 euro die ze opzij had staan, gaf ze dan ook niet zoals gepland aan een nieuwe keuken, maar een wereldreis met haar vijfjarige dochtertje Emily.

Zelf werkte Evie als diplomatiek consultant in Sydney op het moment dat haar vriendin overleed. Meteen daagde het besef dat het leven veel te kort is en meer inhoudt dan je dagen doorbrengen aan een bureautje. En dus trok ze in februari 2016 haar stoute schoenen aan en vertrok ze met haar dochtertje Emily met de noorderzon.

"Het verlies van mijn vriendin was een keerpunt. Het was een herinnering dat je moet genieten van het leven, dat er meer is dan geld verdienen. Ondertussen hebben we al meer dan een heel jaar gereisd, en geen haar op mijn hoofd dat eraan denkt om terug naar mijn vroegere leventje te gaan."

Van Bali tot Borneo, Thailand, Vietnam, Parijs en Londen: ze hebben al dertien landen bezocht. Ondertussen moet Emily natuurlijk ook wel haar naar school gaan, afhankelijk van waar ze zich bevinden. Maar terug huiswaarts keren naar Australië? Daar denken ze nog niet aan.

We had such a lovely morning here in Paris We found our way on the metro from the airport, dropped our bags at the hotel and after a quick wet ones bath and a change of clothes in the WC we set off for a morning exploring while we waited for our room. We are in Marais so everything is beautiful - buildings, doors, footpaths, rooftops. We strolled along the Seine and when Em saw a small group of people playing bocce she ran over and asked if she could join in! And they let us play! It was so much fun playing with locals and we stayed for at least an hour. Kids bring so much to traveling - if I'd been my myself I would have walked by, or maybe liked to have join but not said anything. I can't imagine anything better for our first morning together in Paris than bocce by the Seine. We then walked to Notre Dame - oh my gosh it was so crowded, and a huge line for mass and to go inside! When I was here years ago I just walked right in for mass...so we will try again another day. Then a huge falafel salad plate for me and chips, blueberries and carrots for Em and off we went home to our room where we collapsed and have been sleeping for 12 hours. I'm going back to sleep now so I'm full of beans for a big day tomorrow! . . . . . . . . . #loveparis #visitparis #seine #bridges #visitparis #parislove #eminparis #potd #photoftheday #picoftheday #parisfrance #parisjetaime #pariswithkids
Our post about our incredible day at the Elephant Jungle Sanctuary is up on the blog! Yay! Still feeling the buzz from such an amazing day and and thanks so much for all the love! Link in profile xo . . . . . . . . . #elephantschiangmai #elephantlove #dontrideelephants #jungles #happyelephants #wildlife #mudbath #animals #chiangmaielephants #tinytraveller #littlestepsasia #huffpostau #lonelyplanet #escapesnaps #jetsettingkids #ditchingsuburbia
Such gorgeous views from the Cologne Triangle Panorama today - it has a rooftop lookout with awesome views all over the city. And it's round - hence the name 'Triangle' . That's the Kölner Dom (cathedral) and the Hohenzollernbrücke bridge. There was a ladies fun run on so a little later the bridge was covered in chicks in pink shirts. Go ladies!! It was a gorgeous hot, sunny day today and we finished it off with a family BBQ in the leafy backyard with lots of sausage, cheese, bread and Moët! Now hanging with the fam bam and watching the Olympics. Happy days. . . . . . . #cologne #visitcologne #views #rhine #colognetriangle #kolntriangle #lovecologne #visitcologne #photoftheday #tourist #openmyworld #ditchingsuburbia #happydays #greatday #cathedral #kolnerdom #holiday #europeansummer #germany #followyourdream #escapesnaps #huffpostau #friends #visitgermany #germany #citylove #koln #femaletravelblogger #girlswhotravel #instapic
UP ON THE BLOG: This is Emmie snorkelling on Lady Elliot Island at four years old. It's on Australia's Southern Great Barrier Reef and in a protected green zone. It's the most amazing island - one side is a lagoon where turtles swim around and play, and black and white tipped reef sharks zoom past The other side is deep water for diving and snorkel safaris - on our last trip Emmie and I saw hundreds of manta rays up so close as they swam past us, feeding on a tidal line of plankton. Turtles nest here, and we've seen the babies hatching. It's the most amazing place, we've stayed three times and Emmie started snorkelling here at four years old. A lot of the staff are young women studying marine biology and they are such great role models for children. Kids are so capable. Lady Elliot is remains one of our most favourite places and I would love you to experience it too, so try and get there if you can you can read more about it on our blog - link in profile above! . . . . . . . . . . #travelbuddy #turtlelove #visitaustralia #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #southerngreatbarrierreef #mytravelgram #jetset #snorkelaroundtheworld #mytinyatlas #instatravel #travelgram #funtimes #instamood #holiday #adventure #kidstravel #travelwithkids #snorkeling #wildling #australia #snorkle #latergram #wanderlust #turtletime #instanature #lpkids #turtle
I'm going through photos to share with the Morning Show on Channel 7 for our chat next Tuesday eeeek! We can do this! It's exciting, and Emmie will be there to control the action . This is the pic I mentioned when I posted the kangaroo selfie a while ago - Emmie showing the roo and getting her approval before sharing the selfie on social media. Good manners Emmie! . . . . . . . . #sydney #australia #kangaroo #roo #ilovesydney #symbio #nature #wanderlust #kangarooselfie #lovesydney #explorerkids #wildling #traveldiaries #wildlife #wanderlust #mytinyatlas #funtimes #friends #happydays #bestdays #escapetravel #holidayswithkids #wearetravelmums #familyjaunts #traveltheworld #instanature #mygirl #loveher
Oh what a day, I have so many photos I want to share, it was just so amazing and beautiful and peaceful We took our time today in a tuk tuk, traveling around Angkor and spending hours at Angkor Thom and Ta Phrom Kel - the temple with all the trees going through it - we stopped at the city gates, walked over moats, climbed up to the top of temples and just enjoyed being in such an incredible ancient city - no rushing, no deadlines. It was a little crowded but so quiet and calm. We climbed so much, we are soooo sore! In the afternoon we went ziplining with Flight of the Gibbon within Angkor Park - I managed to do without too many nerves and Emmie loved it so much they kindly let her go around twice, before heading back to Bakheng Hill for sunset. Oh I am exhausted. Emmie is exhausted. Pool day tomorrow oh and Emmie's gorg dress - on the way there we discovered kids have to be covered too [shoulders and knees] so we stopped at a roadside stall and grabbed this and the hat for $7 . . . . . . . . . #cambodia #siemreap #visitcambodia #temple #khmer #angkorwat #lovecambodia #angkor #travelwithkids #traveldiaries #jetsetkids #tinytravels #holidaywithkids #luxurytravel #travelstoke #traveldiaries #escapesnaps #wearetravelmums #angkortemples #angkorthom #traveltheworld #traveldeeper #traveljunkie #siemreapcambodia #siemreaptrip #travelblog #traveltheworld #camdbodiawithkids #angkortemple
We are having a home day today in the nice warm apartment, I am trying to do a HIT workout after months of inactivity in front of one amused and critical child, a perplexed dog and disinterested cat. The rest of the day is for lazing. I love homedays! This is one of my favourite piccies of me and a Emmie from our adventures, and it was taken in China just a few months ago. Like most mums I don't have a lot of pics of us together but there are a bunch of hideous selfies that we just keep on the phone for us. Anyway this pic was taken at the incredible Jiuzhaigou National Park, about eight hours north of Chengdu by bus. The lakes here are deep and blue and crystal clear and the forest and sky is reflected in it like in a mirror. We had a great time with a bunch of people we met from the hostel and traveled on a crazy bus ride with (the guide kept screaming down a microphone and every time we stopped I would pull the cord out haha) - Malgorzata from Poland, Nata a Russian model and your typical fabulous Israeli man, Daniel - active, fun and athletic. We had a ball together and donning these Tibetan costumes for a pic was a nice rest from hiking . . . . . #gltlove #traveltime #traveltheworld #openmyworld #familyfun #escape #besttimes #funtimes #worldschooling #travelfam #travelwithkids #familytravel #famtravel #kidstravel #travelkids #holidayswithkids #takemethere #instagood #travelgram #travelbuddy #traveldiary #instapassport y#chinatravel #mytravelgram #ouradventure #worldschooling #lpkids #travelmum #roamfree #mytravelbuddy