|Anzac Day, Perth|
Post number 200 was my patriotic (patriotic on my husband's side, that is) post on Germany and a soccer tournament. Yes, you wouldn't have to read this blog for long to notice I have a bias towards Germany (although my bias towards Australia is bigger!). I'm not exactly a soccer maniac (well, not even close really) but it's a good demonstration of how travel broadens your horizons because soccer and especially the FIFA World Cup have often come up in my global wanderings.
By the time I got around to my 300th post, I was reminiscing about my first big trip through Europe as a nine-year-old and wrote about one of our most exciting episodes there, driving with the Italian police. That trip through Europe certainly cemented my love of travel - fortunately this run-in with the police didn't have the opposite effect.
|Amagatsuji train station, Nara, Japan|
And my 500th post? Well, that's this one! I guess when I started this blog at my tiny wooden desk in my small flat in Heilbronn I didn't really know what it would lead to. Not only have I gone on to write 500 posts, it's also led to all kinds of freelance travel writing jobs, the opportunity to teach others how to blog, and to start a small consultancy business in blogging and social media. Thanks, blog. And happy 500th post.