Even before I arrived back in Sydney from my trip around the world, I knew I wasn’t coming back permanently. I was tired and burnt out, but I wasn’t finished traveling – not even close. I just needed a break.
Since getting back in February, I’ve managed to pick up two different copywriting contracts and when the current one ends, I’m getting back on the road.
I’m leaving Sydney in June to spend four months in Latin America. And I can’t wait.
Having been through all this planning and anticipation before, this time it doesn’t feel as life-changing as it did last May. Rather, it just seems like a natural continuation of where I left off.
Soon, my time back home in Sydney will feel like just another stop on my round the world trip.
So where am I going?
I fly into Los Angeles in mid-June. I have a couple of days there to do some last minute trip shopping (thank you, Aussie dollar!) before I take a night flight to Guatemala.
Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama
Antigua Guatemala by racoles on Flickr
I have a few weeks in Guatemala to learn Spanish and see the sites before I meet a friend and her boyfriend in Antigua in July.
We’ll then travel together through a few more Central American countries before we part ways in Costa Rica and I have a brief stay in Panama before my flight to Ecuador at the beginning of August.
Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile
Paisagem Andina by Mellagi, on Flickr
The Amazon. The Andes. Machu Pichu. They’re all on the list. Before you ask, the Galapagos are not.
My trip ends in October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. That is, if I don’t decide to extend the ticket.
Is four months enough?
Probably not. And after the luxury of a year, four months seems like nothing. After all, I spent an entire month in Mongolia alone.
But to be honest, I’m a little bit poor.
And four months is much more than most get!