A red dot means I stayed in that area for at least a few days and experienced the location. If I go to a country for a layover of only 1 night, it is not included in the map above.
I grew up in Sydney, Australia. Specifically; North-West Sydney.
From the age of 18 and throughout my 20s (predominantly early 20s), I moved to a new house every 3-6 months. This was my way of traveling whilst being an online student. Sharehouses are incredibly popular in Australia due to the housing bubble so moving house frequently isn’t hard. I lived in some strange houses, some far out places, and even drove a van down from Mackay to Sydney over 2 weeks. I lived for a few years outside of Sydney, in Northern NSW and a few weeks in Queensland.
I am not adverse to settling down in a country and travelling for vacations. I lived in my property in germany for 2-3 years. Though I do enjoy traveling to non-tourist regions and staying for periods of time. This will likely be a part of my business one day, to be a consultant or speaker whom travels across the globe in short burst periods for events or consultations.
I knew once I left the country I would not be likely to return. I bought a ticket to Cambodia once, and to India once: though I never went. I always wanted to go overseas, but felt it wasn’t responsible to my family to do so. I gave them as long as I could, trying to slowly ease them into the idea, and then at about 28 I relocated and have been living overseas ever since.
If I ever was to move back to Australia to live, it would be to Perth in WA. Though I do not think this is likely and it far more likely that I pursue financial stability and raising a family outside of my birth country. Currently, I return to Sydney biennially for a few days at Christmas, and this alone is sometimes too long due to the disconnection I feel with the land.
Here is a few pictures of some of my house travels:
I lived in China teaching English for approx a year. I travelled around a little, for multiple reasons. I lived in Beijing for 2 weeks originally, thinking that my work contract would be in Chengdu. I ventured out to see some nice museums whilst there. My work contract ended up being in Guiyang, but I did a stopover in Chengdu for a few days as I had already booked temporary accomodation there thinking I would be moving there and saw the Pandas, and some museums and a nice park. Then went on to live in Guiyang, which I lived in so I didn’t end up seeing too many sights as I was working and being a hermit.
I lived in Germany for 3 years and travelled to Britain on a few occassions. Twice I went to the UK for a gaming convention, and once I went for an IQ test. On both occassions I only saw a handful of sights, but I know Manchester reasonably well now. Whilst living in West Germany I actually lived there, so I didn’t see too many sights as it was more of a daily life experience, I barely left the Ruhrpott and ventured only as far as Dortmund and Köln on a few occassions.
I am currently living in Brazil for approximately six months. Have a nice apartment to myself in a nice area, just chilling and living daily life.
Brazil and Mexico are the two countries in South America I have looked at. I decided to go to Brazil first in the Americas. The visas for Mexico and Brazil are also valid for six months (Brazil automatically gives an extension to six months if you ask, and Mexico allows unlimited border runs for the first year then gives you a long stay yearly visa after you have resided in the country for over a year).
I am currently residing in Mexico.
Obviously I want to travel everywhere, but these are my most desired ‘of right now’. Some of these places are for temporary travel, not for moving neccessarily.
With America I have very select places I want to go to, Death Valley, Texas, and New Orleans. I also have a great-relative in the US to visit at some point.
I currently hold electronic visas for both America and Canada for whilst I am traveling around the Americas. These allow me to stay in each country for approximately six months per year, as they are multiple entry visas.
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