Confusing journey

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.

So you guys get jealous too! (๐Ÿ“ท By T. Nesse๐Ÿ˜˜)

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

Xxx Elisabeth

Bali beach time
The food… ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Balinese dancer
Rice terraces, source of 99% of my food last couple of months

3 thoughts on “Confusing journey

  1. Je mist mij!! Ik snap t Lies, ik mis jou ook! Zoveel zin in om je weer op te zoeken zodra je in Bologna bent๐Ÿน๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ˜˜

  2. Give that ‘Tan’ idea away – you’re coming to Australia, the skin cancer capital of the world! There are still a few who get a tan – but there are still people who smoke cigarettes too. Some people are very slow to learn. I’m looking forward to sharing lots of stories about Australia and your travels.

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