Bye 2016, Hello 2017

After a turbulent 2016 I am looking forward to the year where my travels start.

In roughly four months I will leave an environment that is familiar, friends, a secure job and a beautiful country. Sometimes this is really intimidating, sometimes it feels like heaven 🙂

What did I learn in 2016?

  • Trust your instincts
  • Change is hard
  • Nothing goes according to plans

My new year resolution?

  • Trust in people
  • Don’t worry too much
  • Be grateful for being able to travel

I hope your year will bring joy, some excitement and time to appreciate life.

 
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Alea Iacta Est!

I decided where to start: I will ship to Halifax! Current items that are in progress:

  • Get a car insurance for the USA (easier said than done!)
  • Get quotes for shipping the car (Container or RoRo)
  • Multiple adjustments to the car.

A New Plan?

Going to Argentina in May is not such a good idea. Going to Colombia in May is a bit better, but since I want to see all of the Americas I would have to drive all the way to the south and back up again – which could be fun but also takes a lot of time. Therefore I was thinking about a new plan: I could ship to Halifax.

Pros:

  • In May, the weather is already bearable and will only get better
  • No language barrier
  • The culture is quite familiar, easy to start travelling

Cons:

  • It’s not a big change, could be boring
  • All my preparation so far was focused on starting in South America

So many options… What to do?

A New Temporary Home

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-20-36-57Today I found a new home! From the 16th. November on I will be living in a shared flat in Wollishofen, five walking minutes from my workplace. The room is spacious and my flat mates seem to be easy going. There’s even private parking where I can work on the car from time to time. The current room owner will be travelling latin america for a few months and will be back by May. Perfect timing!

 

I’ll post a few pictures after I moved in.