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!
Malta is next, followed by the world cup in Russia and Greece in August! Throw in a few weekends abroad and yet to be planned Christmas. Jordan, Israel and the Balkans is on the cards for next year 😃
Travel is so much easier from this side of the world, come to the dark side… 💂
Omg we are looking at Israel and Jordan for April! Could our paths cross?!
Hahaha, this is exactly how I’m feeling at the moment too!! I don’t have anything booked just yet, but looking for city break shortly – just can’t decide where, too many places to choose from!! I’m thinking maybe Paris…we shall see! Like the sound of your travel bucket list, the Philippines is definitely up there for me too!
Paris sounds lovely! Was just reading your ‘about’ page and re your travel hero Michael Palin- I once saw him in New York on top of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! (here: https://mybloggableday.com/2016/06/06/the-creepy-house-on-top-of-the-met/ ) Well, my boyfriend saw him and told me who he was as I didn’t recognise him!
Ohhh I hear ya, lady… it’s amazing how much those long adventures ruin your ability to just be still for an extended period!! We’re off to Tassie for a week and a half-long road trip in October – moving house so can only squeeze in a quickie… but next year hopefully get stuck back into it!
P.S. Fully intending on taking inspiration from your plant-filled home for my new place – have already been to Bunnings to start my collection!
Yesss! So exciting. Be warned, once you start buying plants you just won’t stop! I think I have 15 in the lounge/dining room…
I haven’t been up to date with your posts but has been a lovely Sunday read! Argh you’ve pretty much summed up the places we want to go! JD and I originally thought Jordan, Israel, Morocco, Egypt and Portugal for our honeymoon but thought maybe it was a bit ambitious with a 7 month old as first time parents, we maybe that can be next year. But we are eagerly awaiting on our Honeymoon where we have chosen Vietnam Maldives & Bali! All new countries for us so we are still excited 🙂 Can’t wait to hear all about your NZ and Caledonia trip!!
Your Honeymoon sounds amaaaaazing! Can’t wait to see/hear all about the Maldives! I’m dying to get there before rising tides engulf those adorable over-water huts, it’s just so pricey! It’s going to be amazing travelling with Octavia, everyone will love her.