Since I started planning the 2011 Asian trip I have been doubting whether I should go ahead, and take the 2 years leave that the company I work for offers, and spend my 2nd year off in a trip from Argentina to Canada.
The idea is to get back home in December 2011 (finally from Turkey, via Greece or Bulgaria and then Central Europe), stay there during Winter Solstice's celebrations and New Year's and then leave again in January or February.
I know it sounds amazing, but there are matters to be considered.
First, two years without working seems to be a lot of time to me, and I'm not sure if I will have enough money left from the Asian trip, despite I have been saving some money since 4 years ago.
Apart from that, my mind could change dramatically after two sabbatical years, and it will be harder to rejoin the "everyday's" world.
On the positive side, if I don't do both trips in a row, there may not be a chance like that anytime soon, and my company only allows me to take work leaves in an interval of 4 years (they also say that 2 years's leave is the minimun time to be asked).
It is true that travelling there will be a lot of easier, visas are not normally required for people that have my citizenship and I can move around only with Spanish and English.
Besides, it will give me the opportunity to recontact many people from America that I have hosted at my place during the last 3 years.
I think that that travelling could give me the final picture of the real thing... to fill my expectations of travelling for a while, and complete my life experiences in a way that I may need to satisfy my eagerness for discovery.
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Cuba, united States and Canada...