One thing that’s pretty awesome about the UK is the fact that they really like their holiday time*. Included in my 12 month contract are 29 days of paid holiday. I’ve used 17 so far (2 weeks back home, a long weekend in Paris, and 1 week in Morocco). I’ve had my 12 remaining days approved and I cannot wait for the holidays to begin. The first five are being used for a trip to Italy with my parents, where we will be flying into here:
and then heading here for a couple days:
And ending the holiday at this beautiful spot:
In May I’ll be comparing the Turkish Bath with my experience in a Moroccan Hammam with my sister, Nicole:
And a couple weeks before that, Martin and I will be taking a mini break to either here:
I’m feeling a little partial to Venice, but it’s probably because I’ve chosen a more romantic photo.
I’m trying to focus on these holidays instead of the 13th of June when my 2 year visa expires. Everything after that point seems super scary and I’m trying to avoid the stressful reality of the many questions that will need to be anwered when I am forced to return to Canada. I don’t have the answers yet. I’m hoping that they will reveal themselves to me at some point in the next few months, but what I do know is that no matter what happens, the choices I make will be very hard. So for now, I have Italy, Turkey and possibly Spain to look forward to.
*perhaps not so much as certain other countries in the EU, like, ahem, Italy, or France