Itchy Feet Returns!
I could chalk it up to not having the best time in Rome, but that was merely due to the fact that I had just been fired, and well, it ruined my whole trip. Plus, Rome was just a disappointing city to me (though I know many find it lovely, I didn't - but more on that another time).
I could also chalk it up to feeling the pressures of life and needing to establish a real career and also having a wonderful boyfriend of whom's side I could not bear leaving.
But that's all changed. Suddenly, I am travel hungry all over again!
I had coffee with two college chums this morning who are embarking on a 6-month odyssey from Japan to China to Thailand to Vietnam to India to South Africa to Botswana to Zimbabwe to Tanzania to Eastern Europe and finally to Norway where they will live for a year (she's Norwegian, he's got a work visa for there).
And all I could think was...I WANNA DO THAT!
It would be the perfect time too...
Sadly, I am so much in debt that I wanna pay at least half of it off before I attempt to go anymore. Plus, if any career opportunities come after school, I want to be able to grab them by the horns.
But I can still dream.
So, I have made a tentitive plan to travel to Buenos Airies, Santiago and Montevideo in November for two weeks. Most likely on my own (more exciting that way!) but my mom might come too.
Of course this is dependant on whether I can get time off of whatever work I am doing and if I have paid enough of my debt out, but it's still LOVELY to have something to look forward to, just over the horizon :)