Puttering around the World

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Hello, we are Menekse and James from Puttering around the World. Welcome to our golf and travel adventures!

In 2016 we took a nearly 4-month sabbatical that has had a lasting impact on us. We spent a month in Thailand, then 2 weeks in Cambodia, 2 weeks in Laos, and then another 2 months back in Thailand. There was so much we wanted to see and so much that we wanted to do that we were constantly on the go. It wasn’t until over halfway through our trip that we finally began to slow down. We stayed in the same places longer. We took walks. And we even took naps! We wasted more time and we enjoyed each other. We realized that we had become the owners of our own time.

It was somewhere on a deserted beach in Koh Lanta Noi that we began dreaming how great it would be to not have to get on the flight back home. We wanted nothing more than to continue and to see the next new place. To experience the next new experience. And to continue slowly. That is probably where Puttering around the World really started. In our hearts. In our longing to enjoy everything life has to offer.

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It wasn’t even 4 months after the return from our sabbatical that we were still looking for that feeling of being the owners of our own time. To continue on and to see the next new place. We began dreaming and wishing. And about 6 months later we decided to do it again. But this time we wanted to travel longer. And slower. And more permanently!  So, we made a plan and set a date. We gave ourselves 14 months to prepare. To tell our families, and our employers. To sell our stuff. And to prepare ourselves! But how do you prepare for something where the unknown is significantly greater than the known?

But we wanted to travel a little differently this time. We wanted to play golf! So, we set out to tackle the world with only our backpacks and golf clubs instead of checked baggage! That might make travel a little more challenging, and maybe a little less flexible. But we really want to play golf all over the world, so that is what we are going to do. Can’t you just see us checking into hostels with golf clubs on our backs??!!

Just a couple of golfabonds sharing our story of Slow Travel, while hopefully making a few Quick Pars along the way. 

That’s Puttering around the World!

Puttering around the world
Puttering around the World

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Liebe Menekse,
    Lieber James,

    eure Blog durchzustöbern macht wirklich unglaublich viel Spaß. Es ist so toll die Geschichte, die hinter eurem (neuen) Leben, in dem ihr in der großen weiten Welt zu Hause seid, zu erfahren.

    Über euren Instagram Account und auch hier macht es super viel Spaß euren Alltag zu verfolgen – so fange auch ich hin und wieder an davon zu träumen mehr Zeit außerhalb der „comfort zone“ zu verbringen, um mehr von den Welt sehen zu können und Zeit für sich selbst zu haben.

    Ich bin gespannt wohin euch euer Abenteuer als nächstes führen wird.

    Aber erstmal wünsche ich euch eine unvergessliche Zeit in Australien!

    Macht weiter so! 🙂

    1. Liebe Mareike,

      vielen Dank für deine lieben Worte!! Wir freuen uns so sehr zu hören, dass unser Alltag dich zum Träumen und Nachdenken anregt. Die “comfort zone” steckt in uns allen und es ist manchmal schwer, diese Zone zu verlassen. Aber es ist es definitiv wert!
      Danke, dass du uns “folgst” und für deinen Kommentar hier. Das bedeutet uns sehr viel.

      Fühl dich gedrückt.

      Liebste Grüße aus Sydney,
      Menekse und James

  2. Hallo Meneke und James
    Wir haben und gestern auf Lady Elliot Island getroffen…
    Habe eure Reuseinfos durchstöbert. Liest sich sehr interessant …
    Wenn Du magst Menekse , dann schreibe mir eine Mail für weitere Kontaktmöglichkeiten und Informationsaustausch. Vielleicht haben wir für euch auch ein paar interessante Reiseziele hier in 🇦🇺…
    L. G. Marietta

    1. Liebe Marietta, vielen Dank für die Kontaktaufnahme. Wir freuen uns, dass du Gefallen an unserer Seite gefunden hast. Für Informationsaustausch sind wir immer offen 🙂
      Menekse und James

  3. Little bit jealous now!!

    1. Hello Earle,

      It is due to the kindness of people like you that we are able to follow our dreams- THANK YOU!!!

      Yours in golf,
      Menekse and James

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