As I said last week, I do love summer time (http://simonettasworld.blogspot.ch/2016/07/being-busy-vs-having-time.html).
During these weeks, when the streets, the shops, the trains and buses are empty, my mind empties as well.
I take it easy.
I meet friends (and somehow our talks are not as "heavy" as during the rest of the year).
I go on short trips around town.
I have time.
It's like living in a bubble. A very nice bubble, mind you!
I know that when September arrives the bubble will burst and life will resume with its obligations and deadlines. I am fine with it.
August though helps me to regenerate. It's when new ideas come up (you know how it works: my mind empties, the ideas pop up by themselves haha).
New ideas about travel destinations. About classes I want to take.
I don't want to bore you with a list of ALL my ideas but I thought you might be curious about my next trips.
An unexpected short trip will take place at the beginning of September. We will get a new heating installation in the house I live in and there won't be warm water for at least two days. That's all I need for an excuse to go on a trip (hahaha).
It will depend on the weather but I feel like taking my car and drive to Italy. Maybe spending 2/3 days in Cattolica (on the beach) and then drive on, visiting the Monte Conero region and maybe the Monti Sibillini national park.
In October I want to spend two weeks in Venice (or maybe 3?). It's a dream of mine to once live in Venice. And as my job can be done from whatever place (as long it's in the same zone), my boss agreed that I could work from Venice for 2/3 weeks. All I will need is an appartment and an Internet connection (and my computer obviously!). I will work my usual three days (and earn money, which is important, see the ideas for my next trips!) and make use of the rest of the week to discover Venice and all its islands.
With a friend of mine we talked about going to a Caribbean Island after Christmas for a week / ten days. It's still work in progress though. My friend and I will have to do some research on which island we choose etc.
March of next year I plan a trip to Mexico. My American friend will spend her winter in Oaxaca and we plan to visit Mexico City together. The rest of the trip though is still work in progress. Maybe the Chiapas region? Maybe Costa Rica? Again. Work in progress.
I love my new ideas! Do you?
PS: BTW I plan to take classes on how to design a Website. That's another dream of mine.