World trip – figuring it out: an update
Life is about movement, about memories and most important: about making it as great as possible. I want to have a blast and don’t miss out on anything and honestly, I don’t really see anything wrong with it #enjoylife… I need events I can look forward to, projects I can dive into, research, organize, discard and start all over, research more and in the end we are all having a really good time. Maybe I should be more humble but so far I really nailed it 😀
However, with our recent Roadtrip through California , our world trip had to take the back seat for a while. Despite all enthusiasm, one thing at a time. But we returned to full planning phase and being knocked out by a nasty flu definitely helped to free some capacities. That being said, we achieved a milestone during the last days and weeks, Yes. A MILESTONE! We could tick the major box off our project:
Ladies and Gents, we have a Route!
As we are project managing the shit out of this trip, it’s our MUST HAVE route:
France – Caribbean – Peru – Mexico – Costa Rica – New Zealand – Bali – Vietnam – Thailand – France
Figuring this out was harder than anticipated, on all levels. Before we really looked into it we naively thought about all the places we want to go and more or less assumed that it would all work out, just because. But then reality plays it’s tricks and some factors came up that were not on our radar in the first place:
- seasons (rain seasons, hurrican season…)
- safety in terms of Malaria, Dengue Fever etc.
- getting kidnapped, murdered and dumped in the desert is actually a risk
- convenience of travel
- cost of living
While I most likely would give AF about all points above if traveling alone, it becomes a priority as a family.
I literally felt a weight falling off my shoulder once we determined this route. Nothing is set in stone and it’s still 1,5 years until we’ll be leaving, but at least we have something to work with and we can move to the next -way less sexy- step: sorting out our belongings and getting rid off as most as possible. Meh.
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