14 Countries in 4 minutes: My epic 2015

2nd January 2016

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In 2015, I meditated in silence for 10 days with Buddhist monks high on a mountain in Thailand, became a yoga instructor deep in the jungle of India, watched the sun rise over holy temples in Burma, cycled from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok and from Istanbul to Milan, slept under the stars about a hundred times, visited fourteen different countries and met so many amazing people in the process. 2015 was also a year of great loss and I am ready to start anew.

Wherever you are, may this next year be full of adventures, health, surprises and happiness!

Where will 2016 take you?

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26 thoughts on “14 Countries in 4 minutes: My epic 2015

  1. Hitch-Hikers Handbook

    That’s one hell of a trip, Amelie! Are you planning to spend your 2016 in an equally adventurous and ambitious way, or are you too tired after visiting so many places that all you can think of now is a holiday on the beach? 😉

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  2. Megan

    Looks like you had an amazing year! I don’t know about 100 nights under the stars but I’d love to get at least a few in this year. Hope 2016 is just as epic.

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  3. Mar

    amazing year indeed! Love the yoga poses, you are a master! All those transportation methods you used, motorbikes, electric bikes (yes, Bagan was awesome for me too!), the tuk tuks, the boats…Epic year and onto the new one!

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  4. Alli

    Amazing video. I so admire how you can put something like that together on the road and then edit it to be so lovely like this! I need to learn how to do that! Looks like an incredible 2015. Happy New Year!

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  5. Carol Colborn

    Wow, you are one truly adventurous lady! I don’t think I could have done the same. Hope you similarly have a blast in 2016!

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  6. Vanessa

    Farewell, 2015! You were so good to so many of us. One of my fav memories from 2015 was taking the bus solo from Istanbul to Plovdiv, Bulgaria. There some of those moments where you say to yourself “What they heck was I thinking!” but when I finally got where I had to go, it was awesome and I was so pleased with myself for sorting it all out. It’s the little things that make a trip.

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  7. Clarissa

    Hi Amelie.
    I never really leave comments, but I just came back from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia and wanted to let you know that your posts and googlemaps with vegan restaurants were super helpful and a delight to visit! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
    All the best,
    Clarissa

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  8. Clarissa

    Oh, I just saw you´re moving to Berlin!
    I live in Berlin, am a vegan as well, ride bikes…would love to hang out sometime, maybe we can do it. 🙂

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  9. Wandering Carol

    Wow. How was it meditating for ten days in silence? I’m tempted to try something similar. You’ve done some amazing adventures in 2015. They all sounds fab except maybe for the cycling to Bangkok one. I’ll pass. Way too much traffic. Happy travels for 2016.

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    1. Amélie Post author

      I used quiet roads to cycle to Bangkok, it was really quiet! You can read more about my Vipassana meditation retreat here. It was an incredible experience and I think everybody should experience it at least once in their life. You should give it a try!

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