I’m sitting at the dining table, listening to Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong while sipping lukewarm coffee from the percolator, wishing I was anywhere but here. Doesn’t that sound dramatic?!
Lately I’ve had such itchy feet- not from a nasty fungal infection, I might add. The desire to take off and travel hasn’t been this strong for a while. Last night at the pub I listened with uncontainable envy to an English couple who are wrapping up their year in Australia with a 6 month jaunt across Aus, New Zealand and SE Asia. Then I was all ears while a different woman explained her recent three-month road trip across Australia. Oof. Got me right in the itchy feet feels.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve really enjoyed setting up a home and filling it with (too many) indoor plants. Melbourne doesn’t have the ‘most liveable’ tag for no reason- I’ve loved squeezing in as many comedy festival shows as possible, eating amazing food, seeing bizarrely wonderful art one day and white knuckle footy games the next. In the next month alone I’ve got a symphony orchestra show booked, a talk with an instagram famous illustrator and an amateur musical production of ‘Ghost’ to look forward to. But I also have work, and bills and all the fun obligations of living in one place.
I am excited for our next trip: two weeks in New Caledonia and New Zealand. But I’m greedy and want more, plus more long term traval. Still on the travel bucket list: Sri Lanka, Portugal, the Philippines, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, Israel, Jordan, India… just to name a few. Have you got a trip planned? Where have you always wanted to go? What’s on your travel bucket list? I’m like a recently reformed smoker around secondhand smoke- hearing about your travels helps with the cravings, so lemme have ’em!