These are all photos from our trip to British Columbia, Canada in May of last year. More specifically, they depict everything I look forward to seeing, eating, drinking, feeling and doing again when we return this year. Only this time, I’ll get to enjoy it a little longer, because we’re going to be living in British Columbia, Canada for a couple of months!
We’d been playing around with the idea of living abroad for a while, forever. It was always in the back of our mind ever since returning home from New Zealand back in 2008. We were always waiting for the time to be right, which is a tricky thing of course. When is it ever right? But it started to feel like a “now or never” kind of thing and never wasn’t an option. So we finally decided when and where.
When: we fly to Vancouver on May 28th. We don’t know when we’ll be flying back; it depends on how much we like it there, but we’re thinking we’ll be there for at least six months.
Where: we don’t exactly know where we’ll be living yet, but we’re looking at houses for rent in the direct proximity of Victoria on Vancouver Island. We wanted to rent a home in Vancouver, but since we’ll be needing a lot of room for both Joop’s studio and mine, a small apartment wouldn’t cut it. And anything more is, unfortunately, unaffordable in Vancouver. We loved Victoria as well and it offers us a chance to live outside the city, closer to nature, but close enough to enjoy it’s pubs and restaurants. And Vancouver is just a beautiful ferry ride away.
If you live in or around Victoria or know someone who does, I’d love to connect! Maybe you have recommendations on where (not) to live, what to watch out for when renting a home, where to go, what to do, see, eat? Any information is welcome. I’m so excited!