When I sent the first of these 3 journals out into the world more than 5 years ago, I seriously doubted that I would get any of them back, and that was okay, or at least I thought it was at the time.
I’ve been a bit shoddy of late keeping this site up to date (hey, that rhymes, lol) so here is the latest on Book 3 as posted by Abel Sarpe from Sao Paulo in October 2016. I wonder what other wonderful locations the book has travelled through since it was last seen in Hong Kong!
Abel wrote: “Hi, I think you know this book! 😃 I’ve received it in Byron Bay – Australia and I brought it back home to Brazil with me!! Now I’m giving the book to my friend Fernando Gualtieri who is taking it back to Melbourne – Australia with him!! I feel so lucky to have received this book!! And be able to participate on this!! It was an amazing idea!! Congratulations!! I hope we and all the people who have received tha book can meet one day!! It would be really nice!! 😃😃 Hope you have an amazing Hope you have an amazing time on your trips!! See you!! Cheers!!” 🇧🇷🇦🇺🇨🇦 #brasil #brazil #australia #canada
SendMyBookAroundTheWorld wrote: “Hi Abel Sarpe, yes, I absolutely DO know this book. What a great photo! Thank you so much for posting it. I’ve been wondering where one of my books would turn up next and now, thanks to YOU, I know it’s been to Australia and Brazil. I love your idea of everyone who writes in it meeting up one day. You never know, it just might happen. Happy Travels my friend! And happy travels to you too, Fernando Guiltieri, as you head back ‘down under’ – G’day mate!”
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!
Bye Bye 2016. Hello 2017! Well, almost…
If you found one of my books, take a look at the word cloud image above. You just might see Happy New Year in your language.
Wishing everyone who has participated in my SendMyBookAroundTheWorld project, so far, a very Happy New Year. May it be filled with peace, health and joy.
Hi there, me again! I haven’t posted in a while but then again, there hasn’t been any news. But now…I HAVE NEWS!
I’ve just learned that Book #3 has been on a wonderful tour of South East Asia.
Is it weird that I’m jealous of an inanimate object?
A lovely lady, Katie Hargreaves, who just happens to be an actor and a singer, found Book #3 in France while working there. From there, she took it home to England and I’m so excited to know that it made its way to my country of birth. She then began a month-long trip through Qatar, The Philippines, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Okay the fact that Book #3 has actually been to Hong Kong twice is really adding to my jealousy 😉
One day, maybe, I’ll be lucky enough to travel in some of the footsteps of my book to:
Linapacan – made top of the list of the 35 clearest waters to swim in before you die, a population of only about 15,000, plenty of cashew trees (yum!)
Kuching, or Cat City to the locals – known to be the cleanest city in Malaysia
Check out The Route section of my site to see all the stops each book has made.
Thanks again for following along. Ever so gradually, the story of each book’s journey is unfolding and I can’t wait to turn the next page.
The back story: I left Book #3 in Amalfi, Italy in August 2014 with a lovely couple from New Zealand who were visiting with their daughter who lives in England. It’s almost a year later with no word of its whereabouts.
I began to question why I started this project/blog. Why would people think it was a cool idea to send a blank journal around the world for anyone to write in? Continue reading
I know from personal experience that we don’t always appreciate a gift the moment we receive it. Whether tangible or intangible, it sometimes takes the passage of time or a change in circumstances to realize that someone took the time to make a difference in your day, maybe even your life. Continue reading
Well, it’s that time again. Time to go looking for my books. Book #1 was last seen in Taormina, Sicily, book #2 in Alaska and book #3 in Amalfi, Italy.
So, my trip is all booked for this summer and I’m soooooo excited, I can’t wait. Imagine if I actually found one of them. That would prove just how small a world we live in, wouldn’t it?