I have been doing a lot of thinking about travel.
This year I am going to get really organised and apply for the AFS Teacher exchange to Asia. My choices of country to visit would be as follows:
1. China - to see the Beijing Opera and diabolo stuff
2. Vietnam - to see the legendary water puppetry
3. Indonesia - to see their shadow puppets
Yes, the Drama teacher in me comes out. Narrowing the list down to 3 was hard! I still feel like I want to put Japan in the list, Kabuki theatre and all that. Sigh. So many options. But, as the award is an all-expenses paid trip, the selection process is tough, and I cannot get my hopes up for selection. But, I am mega keen. :D
I also have been looking at the STA experience travels, and I think I would like to participate in one of their language immersion trips. They do one to Cuzco to learn Spanish. I figured out it would cost about $3000 for flights and the course, so once I sort myself out, I may have to start saving. I have always wanted to live overseas and to learn another language, so this one has been excited to say the least. I'd even get to stay with a family in their home, which would be so wonderful.
But, the realities of life must take over for now. I have goals to achieve, and the Cuzco trip can only be a reward if I manage the others. But it is exciting to think about. :D