WE’VE GOT OUR ONE WAY TICKETS! ..all kinds of them :)
Uff, where to start? 🙂 Perhaps with the fact that already as a little girl I used to enthusiastically pack my bags and go to neighbor for “holidays” – I was a little vagabond already then and my curiosity for new experiences never ceased to grow. 🙂 At the end of high school I went on a first travel of a different kind – with scouts we travelled for a couple of weeks around Spain and Portugal and that kind of lighted a sparkle that was there all along. But it wasn’t until my college when I had the opportunity to spend two months in Peru (working in hospital pharmacy and foremost exploring the country), that I’ve realized I want to travel the world. To see, to smell, to taste, to explore, with all the good and the bad that may came along. Everything from the “heads” on Easter Island, road trip across America, the Great Wall and “Tomb Raider” temple (Angkor Wat) to trans-siberian railway, trekking around Annapurna, yoga in some faraway ashram, the juicy Argentinian steak and scuba diving in tropical waters – you name it, I’ve probably already have it on my bucket list which is getting longer and longer. Considering the average amount of time we have on this planet, one may say I’m a little short on time. 😀
But whatever and as much I’ll be able to explore in this lifetime, it will be great. 🙂 Of course if you’d ask me what is my biggest dream, to travel the world would be my answer for the past 10+ years (shouted out loudly in 0,001s 🙂 ). But I admit I somewhat couldn’t wrap my head around the concept of doing it by myself (although I totally admire the solo female travelers!) and I wasn’t really expecting to meet somebody who’d be crazy enough to share my dream. But then here it goes – not expecting it, I obviously won the lottery. 😀 I still remember one rainy afternoon when we were being “couch potatoes” contemplating life, when Bojan suddenly said: “Your idea doesn’t seem so bad at all”. Saaay whaat? 😀 I tried to hide the excitement but I was secretly already planning in my head how this would turn into reality.
Although we talked a lot about it later, it somewhat stayed only an idea, a wish that someday may or may not come true. You know how never is quite the right time – you have to finish your masters, it’s just too much going around at work, then you get a promotion,…and you wait and wait and wait and time goes by. But then this spring something unexpected (at least for me 😀 ) happened – Bojan proposed me. I was utterly surprised since I really didn’t think we’re gonna talk about marriage for at least next five (or give it ten 🙂 ) years. But after all, if you know you met the right person and idea of spending the rest of your life with them doesn’t put you in the “Forrest Gump mode”, getting the other kind of one way ticket suddenly doesn’t seem scary anymore but more like the only natural and exciting thing to do. 🙂
The real biq question came after actually. WHAT TO DO NOW? Take a loan, buy a house, check another thing from this “socially acceptable grocery list”? (don’t get me wrong, if this is what you wish, you should totally go for it). But this wasn’t us (if we’d be talking about taking a loan for van to move into it, perhaps outcome would be different 😉 ). So here we are, couple of months later, selling everything, taking break from our jobs and finally with the one way plane ticket in our pockets. It’s one hell of a ride waiting for us and I can’t wait for it! 🙂
When do we go? In the beginning of November
Where do we go? We both agreed that we’ll take a break from Asia for a while (although I’ll horribly miss my fried noodles) so we are heading in opposite direction. 🙂 We’ll keep you posted about our plans!