Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Relief for itchy feet!

Just when the weather and garden start getting good, we decide to uproot and move onwards! The hyacinth have had their day, the daffodils are in bloom and hundreds of tulips are on their way. It's finally hitting 15 degrees on a regular basis and summer is around the corner, but no, why would we be content to chill out in the beautiful NZ sun, having bbq's at the beach and swimming in the ocean?

Instead, we've finally made the decision to sell our car, rent out our house, go for a two month visit to Colorado and then move to Hong Kong for at least a year. While we don't have a job placement yet, we're hopeful that Hong Kong will be the location for us, but we've also put South Korea and Japan on our list as well. All we know is once we're there, we'll be teaching English and travelling through SE Asia (maybe even further!)

Why now, you may ask. Why not, I reply. Seriously though, we've been considering it for some time, and with our jobs ending in just over a month the timing seems perfect. And no, for all you real estate agents out there who are reading this, we're not selling our house! ;o) We love the privacy, sun, birds and bush that we can have here, and after a year in the most densly populated city in the world, we might just be ready for the R&R this place can provide.

Thanks to all our friends and family for your support, it really does mean the world to us. The only way to cure itchy feet though is to scratch and who knows, before the end of next year maybe one of our posts will be in Cantonese!


The Pixy Princess said...

All the best with your new plans - I'm sure you guys will have a great time on this new adventure. Hope I can squeeze HKG into my travel plans while you guys are there!

Bruce and Bethany said...

So sorry it didn't work out with your trip to NZ! We seriously feel so bad about it. I promise we'll make it up to you the next time we catch up, be it Toronto or Hong Kong!

Catherine said...

Hi Guys,
Well its been awesome meeting you and both Otis and I wish you the best for your trip.
Just keep adding to your blog so we can keep intouch.
Take care