itchy feet….

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Photo from The Sky is Everywhere via Traveling Colors

I’ve got itchy feet again.  Nope, not some sort of barefoot running injury.  If anything, D and I both have the urge for going and finally planting our feet on some new unchartered territory and starting a new life together!  Now if only those perfect jobs will come along.  That said, we’ve now expanded our list of potential places to colonize…to Ethiopia, Timor Leste, and (back to) Cambodia, we add Côte d’Ivoire!  And I’m sure that list will grow as the list of potential jobs does as well!

In the meantime, here are some links and things that are satisfying my wandering mind.

An Iranian Breakfast! Photo by kamshots

Ever wake up in a new country and wonder what’s for breakfast?

Need some travel-inspiration? Check out Traveling Color’s amazing tumblr!  You can even sort out photos to see by colour or country!

Fotopedia is just as amazing for some travel-inspiration! It’s a great new travel webmag where you can discover the places you will go!

Read – The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway.  One of my favourites and definitely reminiscent of people I know and things I’ve seen.

Go…to a World Press Photo exhibition in a city near you!  WPP is a foundation that serves to promote and develop photojournalism and they have a global competition every year with over 100 nationalities represented!  We used to go every year to see them in Toronto.  And you can see the winning photographs in a city near you!

Watch – Away We Go – We just did.  It’s got a stellar cast (John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph) and to boot, was directed by Sam Mendes and written by Dave Eggers!  An incredibly touching, cute movie about a couple wandering through the US of A, looking for that perfect place to settle down and raise their almost-there baby.  Sounds sappy I know, but it actually works with a zany supporting cast like Maggie Gyllenhaal and Allison Janney.

And I’ve always found the whole concept of an expatriate population truly interesting – partially because I would technically be one of them, but also about other people’s stories of finding themselves out of Kansas.  One movie that’s been on my Must Watch list is Reds, written and directed by Warren Beatty in 1981 and nominated for 12 Academy Awards (Beatty won for Best Director)!  It’s about how a group of good looking and enlightened/left-leaning young Americans wound up in Russia in 1912, and everything that followed as they live through the Bolshevik Revolution.  And the cast? Amazing! Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Gene Hackman! Oh and it’s an epic at 194 minutes – so if you’ve got a chilly fall afternoon to while away….

Happy traveling!


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