January. The start of a new year.
For me, the year changed while I was travelling home. It was on an airplane on my way from Vancouver to Paris, midnight GMT +1. Not too much fuss, no fireworks, just airplane attendants in party hats and a plane full of passengers. A little different from what I’m used to. But most significantly, I began my year travelling.
The end of 2017 I spent with friends in Canada, celebrating Christmas and a wedding. On my trip I got to experience Canada for the first time, and to visit the Canadian Rockies. Time well spent and in great company.
And while I thought that simply travelling would be enough excitement, it’s not always without complications. My first flight was late, and I nearly missed my connection to Europe. In fact, I’m still waiting for my luggage to catch up with me. Certainly makes you re-think what and how to pack next time.
I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions. But if I began this year travelling, I’m sure I’ll have many adventures ahead.