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, 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 🙂