Sunday, 6 July 2008
Ci vedremo Italia...
The time may have come for bel ragazzo and I to leave this bel paese behind. This is my third year of living on and off in Italy and my second summer season working in Rome. Last year I was lucky enough to live and work in the idyllic Taormina and I would love to go back there one day, but for now we are thinking of moving on...not to another part of Italy but to a different country all together.
The beauty of our jobs is that we can work pretty much anywhere in the world: Florida, Cuba, Kenya, India, Maldives...We work for the largest UK tour operator and they have posts all over. Up until now I have been working in the specialist Italian division however I am contemplating moving to another area. We are (relatively) young, we have no commitments and still have the urge to travel so have decided to take advantage of the opportunities before us and make the move. I love Italy, bel ragazzo is Italian, I have a grasp of the language and with my dual passports and residency there is no problem about us returning when ever we want.
And to be honest we are both a little over Rome...but I will go into that in another post.
I believe in fate, destiny and am always on the look out for a sign to guide me. Bel ragazzo and I agreed we would wait for a sign as to which country to work in. We were thinking somewhere like Sri Lanka and going as far away as possible, that was until we got our first sign.
The first sign was in the form of bel ragazzo's brother. He announced that after seventeen years of being with his girlfriend they were finally...finally going to get married. They are planning to tie the knot next September and bel ragazzo will be in the bridal party (not that they have bridal parties as such here, more like people who act as the witness.)
Immediately our plans changed as if we go to the other side of the world then we would have to fork out the cash to fly back for the wedding...So we have re adapted our ideas to somewhere closer to home.
Currently we are thinking the Canary Islands...learning Spanish, living on an island close to the sea, close enough to Italy that it would not cost a fortune to fly back, but far enough away that it is still exciting... Vamos! Chi lo sa? We have to wait until August to request where we want to go and then September to find out where they decide to place us....
Has anyone lived in the Canary Islands, or been there for a holiday? I would love to know if you think it is a wise choice.