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

It wasn’t even 4 months after our return from our sabbatical that we were still looking for that feeling of being the owners of our own time.  There was more dreaming and more wishing.  Then, about 6 months later we decided to do it again, but for longer and slower, and more permanently, ideally for 2 or 3 years or longer.  So, we set a date.  We gave ourselves 14 months to prepare.  To tell our families.  To tell our employers.  To sell our stuff.  To prepare ourselves.  But how do you prepare for something where the unknown is significantly greater than the known? 

We are also going to do our travels a little different this time.  We are heading out with only hand luggage, and our golf clubs, instead of checked baggage!  That might make it 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 our clubs on our backs??!!

Sharing our story of Slow Travel, while hopefully making a few Quick Pars along the way. 

That’s Puttering around the World.

Our first days in San Diego

First of all, I have to say how amazing it is that holidays always pass so quickly. Do you know what I mean?There you are, sitting in the office and time stands still.  But as soon as you have holidays though … it feels like two weeks is more like two days in the office.When we visit our family in the USA, we usually stay with them. But this trip, thanks to the fact that we had more time, we booked a holiday for our holiday! Two weeks in California!
#portlandia

Grocery Shopping in the us

When we travel to different countries, we always enjoy going to supermarkets, testing local products and simply roaming through the aisles. We usually go to Oregon every year for about two weeks to visit family. And each time we realize how expensive food is here.

One day in Milas

While we were in Turkey, we went to the small town of Milas. The drive from Akbük, where we were staying, to Milas takes just over an hour. There are two options: take the highway or take the road over the Mentese Mountains. We chose to drive over the twisting roads of the mountains and were rewarded with fantastic views.

Ataşehir Golf Club

Ataşehir Golf Club

Istanbul.  Just the name itself stirs your imagination!  As the capital city of 3 former empires, Istanbul has everything.  A city of unmatched history, home to 15 million citizens plus, Istanbul is a true melting pot of sights, sounds, tastes, and cultures.  But, for everything that it has, what Istanbul doesn’t have is golf.

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No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. 
It can only come from you."
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The picture doesn't capture how beautiful this place was!
Taiwan's beaches are one of the many  surprises the island has to offer. Since we've been here, we have experienced every day something wonderful. The nature has been absolutely breathtaking. The food variety is immense - and delicious 😋
And the people are so friendly!!!! If Taiwan isn't on your travel radar... ADD IT!!!
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PS: the end scene of the movie "Life of Pi" was filmed here. .
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  • THE DOME OF LIGHT 
The Dome of Light, which is inside the Formosa Boulevard metro station here in Kaoshiung, is the world's largest work of glass art. We found it as we were transfering from the red line to the orange line on our way back to the
hotel, and it was really beautiful.

Wish we would have had our golf clubs with us so we could have included them
in our photo!!!! Do you know other beautiful metro stations in the world we should visit?

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  • RAINBOW CHURCH .

Who else loves to see colorful contemporary art? We do! As we were putting our sightseeing list for Kaohsiung together, we stumbled upon the Rainbow Church on Cijin Island. 
We read that this is THE spot for wedding couplesfor their photo shoots. During the weekend this place is reserved for them
between 4 pm to 6 pm. .
Today we went there to take a selfie, but weren't really expecting the really long queues. It was fun to watch the people posing. Some of them had their dogs, some even had suitcases to change their clothes. We even saw a wedding couple.
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  • OUR FIRST LESSONS 😁
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  • We just arrived in Taipei, but we already feel that we are going to like it here. We're really excited to start exploring this huge city! .
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  • TIME FLIES BY... when you love what you're doing. Our few days in Hong Kong came to an end, but we're not sad because we will be back here in a month. AND... we will be in Taiwan for the next month! We're very excited to go to an island that we haven't been to yet!
Do you have any insider tips for us for Taiwan?
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  • YOU GOTTA SEE THIS!!!
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Shek O Country Club in Hong Kong is a pretty exclusive affair. We were fortunate enough to have been able to check this amazing golf course off our bucket list today!
We have been told that SOCC is one of the most unique golf courses anywhere, and we are able to confirm this. 
One of the most unique holes is the par 4 16th. After putting out on 15, you walk up some steps to the 16th tee. Then you turn around and hit your tee shot directly over the 15th green!
What an honor it was to have been able to play here, and one of the most fun rounds of golf we've ever experienced!
What is the most interesting golf hole you've ever played?
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  • ARE YOU MEMBERS?
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We wanted to practice while we were in Hong Kong, but there aren't so many places to hit balls that are open to the general public.
So, we ended up buying a membership to the South China Athletic Association! Membership is only 120 HKD (15 US$, 13 Euro) and is valid for a year. 
We probably won't get back to SCAA again soon, but now we can proudly say that we are members!!
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  • “A man asked Gautama Buddha, ‘I want happiness.’ Buddha said, ‘First remove I, that’s Ego, then remove want, that’s Desire. See now you are left with only Happiness.’ ”
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