29.12.2014 - 06.03.2019
Wow, where did the last four years go? And just like that, our time has come to an end in Sydney. An initial two years abroad had turned into three and then suddenly four. I won't dwell too much on our time here (given it's our travel blog), but suffice to say life in Australia has been even better than we could have expected, and I couldn't recommend living abroad at least once in a lifetime highly enough. However, as with all major life choices there are trade offs and being so far away from family and friends you've grown up with is not easy. So it's time to slowly make our way back to Dublin for the next chapter.
We had always intended to travel en route home and we've got some interesting countries lined up over the next four months... Myanmar, India, Nepal (including Everest Base Camp) and Japan. Alberto then spends his last few weeks in Spain with his family while I visit South America for the first time... most likely Peru, Argentina and Brazil. If earlier travels in Thailand and Vietnam felt like backpacking 101 this trip feels a little more like the road less travelled, at least in Asia.
We've had our vaccinations for typhoid, hepatitis A&C, yellow fever and three for rabies. We've got our Visas, insect spray, malaria and diarrhoea (!) tablets packed. We've genuinely been sad to say goodbye to Sydney and our friends here but we're excited to be unemployed again and feeling ready to explore. Hit the subscribe button if you're interested in these countries or would like to see how we get on, the highs and some inevitable lows!
First stop, Myanmar.