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Hi, I’m Amanda and welcome to “And Further On”! I have been interested in travel ever since I can remember. In fact, I even decided to pursue  a degree in French just so I could study-abroad during college.  After I graduated, I moved to New York City where I worked 9 years for French companies in the fashion and beauty industry.
In 2013 I took my first solo-trip to Vietnam and when I returned, I decided that there was more to life than working and making money.  I needed to see more of this beautiful world!  So I quit my job, chucked my belongings in storage,  left my red-soled Louboutins and Prada handbag behind and set out to travel alone for 7 months in the Far East.  Did I mention that I lived out of a backpack?  I will say this was quite an adjustment at first but I learned to make it work although I’m still considered  a “flashpacker” or fancy backpacker to the friends that I met on the road.
I originally created this blog to document my trip but along the way I discovered that I actually love to write and plan to continue updating it.  This travel blog is different in that it doesn’t just show pictures of where I’ve been, or provide travel tips.   This blog is more like a story about the cultural experiences I had, the journey of self-discovery, who I met and how they touched me.
I hope you enjoy reading!