The last week has been weird for me. It went from having a great time with friends and locals(who became friends) to searching for work in Australia and getting hit by homesickness. My friends at home are posting pictures on social media of my favorite season in Bologna(so can you please stop?!). I never thought it would be like this, I’m in paradise but the urge to go back to Italy is so strong. I’ve been traveling for four months, and it’s five months since I left Italy last time. Hoping this is something temporary and I will get over it soon.
Besides that, Indonesia is amazing. I just left Bali for a couple of days to relax and explore Nusa Lembongan. Not saying I don’t love Bali (cause I do) but being homesick and being around locals who speak mostly Indonesian can be a bit confusing.
The thing I’ve had the last couple of months is thinking I hear people speak in one of my languages. (I thought) I’ve heard people in busses or on the street saying full Dutch/Italian sentences, but when I was listening closely, it was jut their own language. Is it missing my comfortable languages or am I turning crazy? Who knows…
I’m so looking forward to fly to Australia, some western habits and hopefully soon a place where I can unpack my backpack.
I’m flying in two weeks so preparing a bit, here is a little list:
-Finding a job
-Learning to wait till everybody has food before starting to eat
-Learning to eat with a knife and fork(definitely not hotel Berner worthy at the moment)
-Putting my sweater, long trousers and socks in my daypack
-Buying blister plasters for when I have to put on shoes again
-Getting the best tan I can