It’s finally 2018 which means just one thing…it’s time to go travelling!
After finishing my degree last April and (unsuccessfully) applying for jobs in my career field, I decided to move home to re-group and come up with a new plan for the next few years and well, that new plan quickly developed into me buying an Australian GP ticket for the F1 season opener and before I knew it I’d planned out the next two years of my life.
This new plan begins in a weeks time when I take my first flight of the year back to my favourite European city, Budapest, with a couple of friends for a few days of sightseeing, drinking and most likely freezing to death in a European winter. After that, well it’s time for the slightly longer trip of 18 months solo travelling to some warmer climes!
My big trip starts with the Australian GP in Melbourne before I head off to visit Cairns, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Sydney in the 29 days that I’m in Australia for. From there it’s off to Auckland to begin my year long working holiday over in New Zealand. Then it’s time to go back to just the travelling part of seeing and exploring all of South East Asia finishing off in Bali with my sister!
You’d think with a big trip like this that there’d be lots of thoughts of thoughts going through my mind? For some reason there isn’t. The only two things I can think about currently is how excited I am to see and experience a whole new range of cultures but also how I’m quite a big planner when travelling yet I have little plans for the biggest trip of my life. Wherever I go I like to know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it and how I get to places yet when I arrive in NZ I will have no plan. For the first time in my life I’ll be entering a country without knowing what I’m doing and it’s quite an odd feeling but one that I’m really looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to just taking each day as it comes, meeting a whole new bunch of people and just seeing what the world has to offer.
Although saying this, ask me in three weeks time how I’m feeling about moving to the other side of the world for 18 months and I’m pretty sure I might have a few more thoughts! Until then, I’m going to go and enjoy Budapest next weekend and sharpen up my social game so I have a chance of making some new friends and making the most out of my trip.
The adventure is coming.