My next adventure – I’ve been mulling it over. Once I settle the job situation, I’ll be working on my adventure situation. I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately because one of the girls I went to the Dominican Republic with, where I helped build houses, is going on another volunteer trip.
She does industrial design and she’ll be helping design/build this eco-tourism center and missionary center in Rwanda. I haven’t been in close contact with her since the trip, but we’re on facebook so that’s how I found out. She’s leaving in a few days, to do a trip in Europe and then she’ll make her way to Rwanda from there. I met-up with her briefly today because she’s borrowing my battery charger. We both have Canon cameras, and she left her charger at her parents, who live 5 hours from Toronto. She started a blog about her trip and I told her I would stalk it daily, because she is going to Rwanda so I’m a bit worried, and she promised to update it as often as possible. It was great to see her, she’s got such a bubbly personality, she’ll do good in Rwanda.
I really want to do a trip that will tie in with some volunteering this year as well. I think I’m hooked now. I was trying to explain to a friend how I could never do a resort vacation again, and she didn’t quite get it. She thought it was because of the food, which is ridiculous, but after I explained it to her I think she was a bit embarassed once she understood that the reason why I couldn’t do it was because of what I had experienced not because of bad food.
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with resort vacations abroad, but I crave adventure, being active and doing something worthwhile. I’ve seen what comes out of a volunteer effort and having experienced it I can’t forget it, I want to keep doing it.
A couple of countries pop into my head for this year – Africa and Asia. Maybe I’ll just close my eyes and point somewhere on a map of Africa or Asia and that will be where I go.
Trust me, there is a method to my madness. 😉