In 2012 I had some amazing opportunities to travel and discover new cities, countries and even continent! I truly love to travel and 'confront' my culture and beliefs to those of other people. There is just SO much to see in this world and I have spent 2012 trying to soak in as much as i could.
I spent a week in London for a seminar in June, and even though it is only a 2 hours train ride from Paris, the two cities could not be more different. When most parisians seem to always be on a hurry and sometimes so very judgmental, i love Londoner famous 'phlegm' and openness to difference and personality. Would definitely love to live there for a few years!
During the Summer, my sister bachelorette party took me to Barcelona, Spain where we enjoyed lots of cocktails and sun-time at the beach. And let's not forget about the tapas! This precious girls' time was probably the best way to kick off this Summer 2012! Weekends away with my sister always make the Top 10!
2 months later, it was time to fly south again, all the way to Portugal for my nephew's baptism. The beach, the palm trees, and lots of sunshine in family. That was actually the first time in 5 years that i spent the summer holidays with my folks as i had been working most summers since i turned 18, and i am so grateful i got those holidays to enjoy before i start working god knows where.
Finally, with September came the biggest adventure of my life so far. I moved in to Ottawa, Canada! Almost 4 months later, i got to meet incredible people, see whales in a little city up north of Quebec, feed carrots to baby deers, sleep on the beach of Toronto's island, started exercising and loved it and froze to death when it started to get
so very very cold.
Of course, once I was in Canada, going to the US became so very easy and before you knew it, i was in Washington DC! One of my dear friends lives there and i got to see him after almost 3 years living on 2 different continents! One of my favorite memories of the last 4 months! The city is absolutely gorgeous and so much more peaceful than New York, it's busy busy neighbour. Just add Broadway to DC, and I'm moving right away!
Next stop you'll ask? Paris of course! Because when it comes to Christmas, there really is no place like home!
It's your turn now: Where did 2012 take you? What was your favorite place to be this year? I'd love to read your story!