Appropriately, today marks the start of the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese zodiac. Some of the predictions for this lunar year are 'for great deeds, innovative ideas and big projects...that it will bring excitment...and give happiness and success to good honest people'.
Sounds like the perfect start for us when we get back!
So in the spirit of looking forward, here is our list of our '3 Best Things About Going Home':
Our year of traveling together as a family is rapidly coming to an end and although in many ways we are looking forward to going home, we can’t help but be a bit wistful about leaving behind certain aspects of the past year.
This time last year, we were busy packing up the house and counting down the days until we would begin our adventure. As of today, we’ve officially been on the road, living as vagabonds, nomads, for 357 days. Wow—that sounds so long. And now we have another count down—for the number of the days we have left until we return home.
After we bid farewell to family and friends in Vancouver and left the North American winter behind, we had a busy 4 days of travel ahead of us. We first flew to Hong Kong, where we spent a night (we literally arrived at the hotel at 10pm and headed off to the airport at 6am the next morning), then flew on to Bangkok, where we spent another night. In Bangkok, we also said good bye to our 2 main backpacks for the next couple of weeks and took only our new little roll-away case and our day bags with us for yet another 2 consecutive days of travel in order to get to our ‘final holiday destination’.
Vancouver is a gorgeous city—it’s no surprise that it has consistently been dubbed the ‘Most Liveable City In The World’. It’s got it all—the coastal location, with a mountainous backdrop, forests andparks a plenty, great food from all corners of the world, an arts andculture scene and friendly, environmentally and minority sensitive,ethnically-diverse inhabitants.
Watching a sea plane land in Coal Harbour, Vancouver, B.C.
Living in Australia really suits us as a family.We love the sunny days and the fact that our house is less than 10min drive from a beautiful beach where we spend as much time as we can swimming in the clear southern ocean and playing on the sandy shore.Our kids love the water and sand!And much of our past 11 months was spent not only in tropical climates but also included lots of beach time too. Our kids have no experience with cold climate activities such as ice and snow!