2012: My year of travel in review

2012 is now behind us and what an incredible year it was!

I simply cannot believe how many experiences I lived, the great cities I visited but most importantly the awesome people I met during my travels.

Now that I look back, it was truly life changing. So many blessings where showered upon me and for that, I am truly grateful!

There were also quite a few life lessons that I learned and will never forget. They say that we live and learn right?

To mark my 100th post, I decided to break down the year month by month and relive one of the best years of my life through photos.

Let’s get started shall we?

January – February: South Korea

The year got off to a great start. I lived and worked in South Korea a second year as an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher to young children (my kids).

Exploring my beloved Seoul was a weekly challenge! It was so much fun discovering new neighborhoods and also different parts of the country.

March – April: Canada & El Salvador

My journey back home took around 20 hours but I was so happy to go back to western civilization 😉

A week later, I was on a plane bound for El Salvador in Central America.

Knowing how restless I am by nature, I planned an itinerary for a month and we went to the four corners of the country!

Getting to know my origins, roots really made me appreciate my life even more.

May: Boston & New York City

After resting a bit and getting used to “normal” life, the road was calling me again!

I headed down to the Eastern U.S coast and visited 2 of my favorite cities.


Boston, Boston Skyline, Boston Public Garden

New York City

Manhattan, Central Park, Conservatory Water

June: Montreal

I started studying for my TESOL Certificate, so I stayed put (for a change).

However it was a fun-filled month with the Grand Prix of Canada and many other festivities in town.

Whenever I needed some fresh air and recharge my batteries, I knew just exactly where to go 😉

Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré in the Laurentians, Quebec

July: Burlington, Vermont

I finally completed my intensive course and received my TESOL certificate!

Summer was in full swing and I got away to the Green Mountain State to  celebrate my birthday and Spain winning the Euro Cup.

August-September- October: Montreal, Lake George, New York

I spent 3 months working on a special project (content quality) for one of the biggest online travel companies. Hence, I did not get the chance to travel much as I was pressed for time (I even missed TBEX in Spain because of that!)

Though I did end up going away for the long Canadian Thanksgiving week-end and we finally visited beautiful Lake George, New York.

November: Toronto

I was given the opportunity to go to the biggest city in Canada and how could I refuse?  After all, Toronto was home for 2 years! It was great revisiting and rediscovering.

December: Montreal

During the last month of the year I was busy translating and studying (tourism course).

Spending the holiday season with my family is something I treasure and would not trade it for anything in the world.

That was the perfect way to bid farewell to 2012.

Now I look forward to a great 2013!

What about you? What are your plans for the new year?

Share your ideas, dreams, lists and links.

Tashi Delek, All the best to you and yours!

Kay 🙂


18 thoughts on “2012: My year of travel in review

    • Thank you sweets!

      Indeed it was wonderful and I can’t believe all the adventures around the planet!

      One of the most rewarding experiences was seeing my kids graduate. That was priceless and very touching.

      Now they just speak English naturally ha ha I guess I was a good teacher then 😉

      Have a beautiful & adventurous 2013.

      K 😉

    • Thank you very much Ardun!

      It was quite a year wasn’t it? 😉

      Have an awesome 2013 too.

      Happy travels & I look forward to your adventures around the world.

      Tashi Delek, all the best

      K 🙂

    • Thank you! I’m glad you liked it.

      Yes doing a review made me realize how awesome it was and how much I accomplished!

      I am very grateful and I know 2013 will be even better.

      Thank you for discovering my blog.

      All the best, K 🙂

  1. Si que fue un año lleno de aventuras! Para mi… un enorme placer y alegría haberte conocido! Lindo post amiguita!

    • Muchas gracias amiga! Me dio gusto conocerte tambien aunque sea un ratito!

      Se me olvido poner la foto de todos los guanacos pero tengo que pedir permiso antes verdad? Que piensas!

      Que el 2013 sea lleno de exitos y solo cosas buenissimas para ti y tu familia.

      K 😉

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  3. Some great places visited there, I love Toronto. Also those school kids in the January section look very happy and like a lot of fun.

    2013 is exciting for me as I’ll be making my first ever trips to Scandinavia.

    • Thanks so much!

      Yes It was a whirlwind world tour 😉

      I’m happy to hear that you love the city. It never ceases to surprise anyone!

      My kids were the reason why I went to work everyday and they were my little teachers too trust me.

      Knowing that I helped them grow, learn and created a difference in their lives made it all worthwhile!

      Have an great year and I look forward to follow your adventures in Scandinavia. I dream of going there…

      All the best to you and yours!

      K 🙂

  4. Busy and fun year, Karla!! You know, I have NOT been to Toronto in 18 yrs! I am dying to go back. I think TBEX is calling! And I need to remember I don’t have the same I had back then 🙂

    • Thank you Raul!

      Yes I had such a great time and I managed to do so much in 2012.

      You’ve not been to T.O in ages, you must change that!

      Yes come back for TBEX in June, it will be awesome and party time 😉

      Aaron, Pola, myself included and many others will be attending and will take the city by storm. It would be fun if you join!

      I appreciate your visit.

      Have a great 2013

      Happy travels

      K 😉

    • Thank you very much!

      Yes teaching ESL was so much fun and living in South Korea was quite a fun experience.

      Well I lived there before so it was like being back home again 😉

      Thank you for visiting!

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