Nothing very exciting here, just an update on what has been going on the past few months.
My departure date has been decided (March 6th, 2018), my plane ticket has been bought, and today I purchased my travel insurance. I have the paperwork and will submit my visa application within the next few weeks.
I have been debating on what my plans will be for my time away. I have lengthened and shortened my trip, decided upon and rearranged plans, wondered on how and when I could make certain things work. There are places I’d love to return to, new places I have yet to see, and a large list of things I’d like to manage to do on this trip. I still have months before I leave, and I’m sure plans will change even more before then, but time is already flying by and the day only gets closer.
I originally toyed with the idea being gone for about 14 months, to make more of my time away, but in the end I decided upon only being gone for 12 months in order to keep from having to stretch my funds as far. Another idea was to spend some time travelling near the end of my trip, to visit Japan. I’ve always wanted to go, and I figured there was no better time. Generally I have no problem with travelling alone, but tossed around the idea of using a Contiki or G Adventure tour for this.
As it turns out, a friend (possibly two) were planning on going to Japan later on in 2018! I’d love to be able to travel there with a friend, so this is something that I really hope happens. We’d tackle it on our own, but I’d be much more confident travelling to Japan with someone else.
I don’t really have anything else to include, so until I have a visa and can start applying for jobs, there will be more planning and preparing myself with as much information as possible.
P.S. When purchasing my flight, I made sure to get a ticket going Grande Prairie-Calgary-London, completely bypassing Toronto. Not testing my luck this time!
Until next time!