Ugh, where to start? 🙂
Perhaps with the fact that already as a little girl I used to enthusiastically pack my bags and go to a neighbor for “holidays” – I was a little vagabond already back then and my curiosity for new experiences never ceased to grow.
At the end of high school, I went on the first travel of a different kind – with scouts we traveled 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 a hospital pharmacy and foremost exploring the country), that I’ve realized I want to travel the world for a longer period of time.
To see, to smell, to taste, to explore, with all the good and the bad that may come along. Everything from the “heads” on Easter Island, a road trip across America, the Great Wall and “Tomb Raider” temple (yep, all credits to renaming Angkor Wat go to Angelina Jolie) to the 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 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 as much I’ll be able to explore in this lifetime, it will be great.
2020 NOTE: Easter Island? Checked! Argentinian steak? Checked! Scuba diving in tropical waters? Checked!!! Can’t wait we start checking things off the bucket list once again. ❤️
Of course, if you’d ask me what is my biggest dream, my answer for the past 10+ years would be to travel around the world.
But I admit I somewhat couldn’t wrap my head around the concept of doing it by myself (although I admire all the solo female travelers and I can actually say I TOTALLY regret not doing it in my twenties!). Besides, 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 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 happened (At least for me, didn’t even consider it, much less see it coming 😀 ) – Bojan proposed. I was utterly surprised since I really didn’t think we’re gonna talk about marriage for at least for the next five (or give it ten) years.
But after all, if you know you met the right person and the 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 so scary anymore but more like the only natural and exciting thing to do.
Actually, the REAL big question came after that.
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; I mean, if we’d be talking about taking a loan for a van to move into it, perhaps the outcome would be different 😉
So here we are, a couple of months later, selling everything, taking a break from our jobs and finally with the one-way tickets in our pockets. All kinds of them, as we are Mr & Ms now. 😉
It’s one hell of a ride waiting for us and we can’t wait for it!
When do we go? At 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 the opposite direction. 🙂
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