My entire life I've yearned to explore and travel the world. I wanted to do more than travel the world in fact, I wanted to leave it entirely! I desperately dreamed of being an astronaut.
For the past several months (more accurately, for the past several years) I've been seriously considering my options for world travel. Presently I don't have the money to pay for some sort of lavish vacation so I thought to myself there must be some other way. Then it hit me. Maybe I could do what others have done and teach English overseas.
Such a wild thought! I mean, to think of travelling abroad to an unknown country in order to teach English to people who speak a foreign language. It would be nerve wracking to say the least! However it would also be an adventure.
An adventure. I have always imagined going on an adventure. To travel to some sort of distant land and meet strange, new people. To eat unusual food and see fantastic things. It's everything I've dreamed of. Not to mention all the experiences I could gather and use in my writing.
Before my break-up, I never thought it was a legitimate option. Now it doesn't matter. I can be free to do what I like! I really was trapped. Given the option of freedom, I want to fly away to another country and live there instead!
So I registered for a TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certification course and it starts in June. I'm very excited. It takes about a month or so to finish and then I can start looking for work! I still haven't decided where I'd like to go yet. Here's a list of some of the countries I'm considering:
- Czech Republic
- South Korea
If I really had to narrow it down, I'd have to say that I'm probably leaning more towards Belgium, France, Italy and Spain. I think the sort of cultures present in those countries might be something I can enjoy. Especially France. Okay, maybe I partially have my mind made up. I just need to do more research.
I would have said Japan was my number one choice however I am all too aware of Japanese culture. It is quite patriarchal, racist and sexist. Not really something I like. I prefer people to be equal. Although I do speak some amount of Japanese. My Japanese is probably just as good as my French. Very basic.
Anyway, I will keep you updated. Especially in June! I can't wait to start!
For months now my partner and I have been dreaming of taking a real vacation. We've spent a long time researching resort after resort to try and pick out the best place to travel. Finally we found a place we really like that's truly a dream destination. It has everything we want which means it's all inclusive! What's better than lounging around without a care in the world?
I'm very excited. We've never been on a plane together. We've been dating for almost three years now and we've only traveled on vacation once. It was truly a wonderful vacation too. Have you ever heard of Tofino? What a dreamy, serene place. It's located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada). It's a great place to go whale watching or just take in the beautiful sights and sounds of the ocean.
Before we go on our supreme vacation we'll actually be heading to Kelowna, BC in October for a week to unwind. It's a wonderful place to relax, it's right next to Okanagan Lake. In fact, Okanagan Lake is said to hold a mysterious creature named the Ogopogo. That's right, Scotland is not the only one with a magical monster.
So where are we going for our supreme vacation? I'm not sure I should give that away just yet. I can say that we haven't officially booked anything yet and we won't be traveling until February at the earliest. I am completely ecstatic. I love the ocean.
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