French Mum, humanitarian, restless explorer and doer on sabbatical in Cebu (Philippines): one Attila in each arm, I am exploring the “toddlers safe” corners of the region, while trying to keep some room for Me.
The suspense is finally over! We know where we’ll unpack our luggages ..
I was totally into moving back to the old continent, first of all to be closer to the family. Second to dwell into the seasons I’ve been missing so much for the last decade. And eventually because I am craving for French food. My body can not deal with an additional grain of rice, and my addictions to the IG feeds of @julien.delhome , @cedric grolet or @Yann Menguy can only be cured with times in Paris!
But not this time. London did not call and packing for Paris without a job would be too expensive. At least we are heading there in 10 little weekends, and this time almost for 2 months. Icing on the cake, we are getting married nearby my hometown !
Was a serious option for a while. The Swiss hubby was fantasizing about the everlasting winters .. But it seemed the only way to migrate to Montreal was to apply for student visa. Add to the visa fees the cost of an appartment, and enough money to secure a few months (at least) without working. I’d rather be jobless in a country close to home ! Feels a bit more reassuring to me. Still we love all we heard about Canada, so we’ll go there .. on vacations!
3. and the winner is …
Scooters … Motorbikes … Flip flop .. and (again!) rice. Same continent but “only” 14h from Paris this time. Bordering China, Lao PDR and Cambodia ?..
Vietnam! totally unexpected. The hubby had made 1 application outside Europe and that was the one that worked out. After hours of interviews, a 20h trip to Switzerland to meet with his employeurs, we now know where the “next” is. Hanoi, here we come!
Am I happy about it? to be really honest, it took me a while to digest the news. It is so far from my wishes. And from all the information I have gathered, it is almost impossible to get a job there without speaking Vietnamese. And yes, I know, this is NOT Ho Chi Minh. Far more quiet. Far more polluted. Far hotter in summer.
Again yoga came to the rescue: I practiced more heart openers to open to new possibilies and more inversions to change my perspectives. And the moment I switched to “Hanoi is great, will make it happen there!”, I sticked to Ashtanga to discipline and focus my mind.
Before leaving the country, I’ll participate to a Kids Yoga Teacher Training. My suitcase will be packed with yoga sequences and business ideas. Stay tuned and fasten your seat belt my friends !
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