Some photos of our recent travels. One of the draws of coming to Europe at this time of year is the wonderful christmas “vibe” everywhere. So different from our last Christmas in Kuala Lumpur which, while affected, was special and beautiful in its own way. Still, there is something very lovely about the snow and the markets and all the HUGE “tannenbaums”.
The year is drawing to an end, the world did not end yet and we are going to have to make our onward plans very soon! We only have thirteen more nights in our little Berlin flat, with no onward plans. This last minute type of travel that we’ve been doing the past couple of years has taught me a lot and still gives me a sense of uneasiness at times. I am learning that everything does usually work out in the end and whatever happens is a part of the great adventure.
Although I don’t know how I feel about New Years’ Resolutions, I do feel that January 1st is a good as time as any for a fresh start and a new beginning. I have my own such “resolutions” and I have been thinking a lot about the New Year given that it’s going to mean so many new experiences for us.
We have more or less resolved to not head back home and instead settle abroad for a while. This prospect is exciting and nerve wracking. As much as we’d love to settle in the EU, it doesn’t look like now is our time. The job market is saturated, the economy is not at its best and it’s quite competitive. We are likely Asia-bound and probably back to Japan. I will elaborate more about our thoughts on this in a future post.
For now, I hope all of you are well, safe and happy. Enjoy the holidays!