• Sharon Kelly

Time flies


Wow, time has certainly flown by! Can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I ditched my desk and started traveling... already 1/4 of my journey is complete. During my 6 months I have visited 18 countries (16 new ones) and people often ask me what country is my favourite. That’s a hard one to answer as several have struck a chord with me for different reasons: Poland - I really liked Krakow, had a great vibe to it, and Poland is where I first felt like I was something other than a tourist on vacation Slovenia - such a beautiful country and I really enjoyed spending 3 weeks there driving around. It was the first country that I stayed in one place longer than 7-10 days and I enjoyed the downtime. Slovenia is also where I made 2 friends - one local and one from Belgrade Serbia - not a county I ever thought of going to but I decided to go there after Slovenia to get to know my new friend a bit more. And it was great having a connection in Belgrade who I could hang out with every few days, even had him over for pizza and movies one Saturday night, something I would do at home. And thanks to that movie night, I rediscovered what a great movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is, except for the snake scene of course!

Romania - again another country that wasn’t really on my radar but a road trip through Transylvania was a lot of fun, especially since I was also travelling with one of my best friends from home But I think I could pick out a highlight from each country so answering the question of what’s been my favourite is getting harder and harder as my country count climbs.

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After spending Christmas in Scotland with my parents, I decided to stay in the UK and see more of Scotland and also go to Ireland. Scotland is such a beautiful country, and Ireland was also amazing. I ended up spending 7 weeks in the UK and Ireland, longer than I expected. Unfortunately since then I feel like I am racing through the rest of the European countries I intend on visiting. I think I am conscious that I am already 1/4 of the way done and I’m still in Europe. My European leg of this journey will be coming to an end soon, likely only another month, give or take. Then I plan on shifting gears a bit and heading to Africa to do some volunteer work. By the time I leave Africa, I will be coming up on the one year mark.

Two years felt like a long time when I left - more than enough time to travel the world. Maybe I will make it all around the world and maybe not - time will tell!

#reflection

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