I am back in Haute-Savoie. And I am freezing here, even though it is 20 degrees. (It was 36 in Vaucluse!) I have over 200 photos to sort through and upload. I miss Provence terribly already.
Annecy is a beautiful place, but I’m anxious to move somewhere else. David told me he is too. I need sun and heat, not mountains and rain. I used to think I wouldn’t want to stay in France forever, that Canada or Australia would become my future home… but experiencing life in Provence made me fall in love with this country all over again. The thought of staying here forever doesn’t bother me, as long as I live in the south.
However, I still think about Quebec a lot. My bilingual, bi-cultural heaven in North America. I would like to live there someday, regardless of the cold winters. I just don’t think we can afford to immigrate anytime soon.
A close friend whom I admire sent me a postcard from New Caledonia. She studies in Sydney at the moment and I’m dying to visit her and Australia (plus New Zealand & New Caledonia, of course). But I can’t. Not yet anyway.
The world is so big and I feel a need to experience it all. I’ve been to a lot of places already, but it’s nothing major, nothing like a tour du monde. My love of geography, history and languages will not let me rest until I’ve seen everything.