Happy New Year!

And another year has gone by…
2014 has whizzed quickly. Gone in a blink of an eye.
Am I the only one who feels that time is going faster and faster?

It’s now time to look back, but only briefly, before moving onto the future and the adventures awaiting :-).

2014: the year of travels, the year of change. Early in the year I quit my permanent job and went travelling to Vietnam and Lao for several weeks. And I started this blog!
Upon returning home, I got a new – fixed term – job and kept the travel bug at bay by doing several short trips (Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Morocco).

As of tomorrow I will be unemployed again. I see this as an opportunity, rather than cause of despair. I have chosen to seize the opportunity. It’s time to think and consider options, and decide what is next.
How many of us use the start of a new year as the best time to reassess our direction in life? I bet there’s a few!

So let’s celebrate the new year ahead: may it bring happiness, self-fulfilment, and lots of travels to all!

I will leave you with this: a few years ago I spent New Year’s Eve on a Lufthansa flight to South Africa. When midnight struck, the pilot – after counting down from 10 to 1 – wished Happy New Year to all from the cockpit and then the plane went quiet. Not a glass of alcohol, not a hand shake between passengers, not a cheer. Nothing.
We fell asleep shortly after that. A few hours later we woke up as the plane landed in Johannesburg.

And now why don’t you share your story from a travel-related New Year’s Eve?

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