February 27, 2006

渡假不渡假Vacation or not?!

越忙的時候,越喜歡想些有的沒有的,就說是種調劑吧!小到想想今天晚餐吃什麼,大到今年渡假可以去哪裡,天馬行空的幻想,總會帶給我一些快樂。
The busier I am, the more I think about things unrelated to work as mediation. Things from what I would have for dinner, to where we can go for vacation… just a small thought of it can always bring me some happiness.

我喜歡旅行之前的幻想,想著可以去哪裡,可以做什麼,可以看什麼,可以吃什麼,光是想,就讓人有種躍躍欲試的衝動。
I especially enjoy thinking about traveling, where to go, what to do, what to see and what to eat. Just thinking about it makes my heart “fly”.

只是,今年的旅行計畫,好像有那麼一點不順利呢!原本計畫三月偕米奇回台掃墓,先是因為米奇的工作計畫而延到六月;在好友克里斯和希薇亞決定當跟屁蟲到台灣,也買好機票的那一天,米奇卻傳來工作計畫延長的消息,原本快樂的四人行,霎時變成雙人加燈泡一枚。
It doesn’t seem to be a “smooth” year for traveling. At the beginning we thought to go back to Taiwan in March, but the trip was postponed to June due to Michele’s work schedule. After Cristian and Silvia decided to come along in June, Michele was told that the project would be ended in October. So the two-couple trip has become a one-couple plus a light bulb!

工作計畫的延長,對我們這種自由工作者來說是好事,不過也連帶影響到今年的度假計畫(在我的字典中,回台灣絕對不等於渡假)…原本九月的紐西蘭行,因為飛行時間長,我們能放下貓兒出門旅行的時間向來不超過兩個禮拜,幾個月我就開始考慮延後,至少到我拿到義大利護照再去(至少省去辦簽證的麻煩),目的地從紐西蘭改成冰島。不過演變至今,冰島似乎也是去不成了,米奇至少要到十月才可能有空(而且根據經驗法則,說十月結束,一定會拖到十一月以後),屆時的冰島已經進入嚴冬,安全性和開銷而言都不是上選。
The extended work schedule means money, and as a freelancer there’s nothing to be complained about. However, our “trip of the year” is also postponed. (Well, in my dictionary going back to Taiwan has nothing to do with vacation.) We thought to go to New Zealand, but after a thorough consideration about long flight and our cats, we decided to postpone it at least until I receive Italian citizenship (so that I won’t need to apply for a visa). The destination was changed from New Zealand to Iceland. Up to now, it seems that we can’t even go to Iceland. Michele will only be free in October (and according to past experiences when they say October it means November at least). By that time it’s already deep winter in Iceland, not the best place to go if considering security and financial point of view.

能去的地方其實不少,不過今年有一種想要開眼界的感覺,想要看點不一樣的,結果…在時間、地點、政治因素等諸多考量之下,腦袋裡反而是一片空白,一下子竟然不知道可以去哪裡玩耍!這還真是頭一遭,趕稿之餘的調劑不見了,誰替我找回來啊~~~
Well, it’s such a big world and I kind of have the feeling that I want something different this year. However, considering from time, places and political issues I just can’t come up with anything. I can’t think of a place to go!! It’s the very first time in my life that I don’t know where to go. My leisure-time in this busy period is gone… Who can find it back for me…

5 comments:

Aline said...

Dear Thelma
真的是有錢沒時間 那不然就明年囉 再去北歐 不然就是要有強健的身體才行ㄛ

Thelma said...

對啊...好不容易為了這趟旅行攢了點旅費, 就怕一不小心又把它用掉了, 存錢不易啊~~~

kathy said...

想度假不用怕沒地點啦
別心急,有一天某個地點的溫暖陽光或習習海風會突然在你腦中出現
那時候你再告訴我是要去哪度假喔~~~
^__^

LJ said...

妳不會真的回台然後變電燈炮一枚吧!
對於旅遊想想計劃真的很快樂,
但是說到實現往往會因為某些狀況而改變

不然你們就先利用週末在義大利渡假就好嗎
等至時間充分再出去旅遊 !!

Thelma said...

Kathy,
是不怕沒地點, 只怕有錢有閒的時候想去的地方都剛好不是季節. 那溫暖陽光和習習海風聽起來就很悠閒, 還真不是我的渡假方式哩!

LJ,
那燈泡是當定了, 不過我會把周圍的人一起拖下水, 反正會有人陪我.
至於在義大利旅行, 也不是沒想過, 只不過離家近的地方好像比較沒有動力, 大概因為覺得想去隨時都可以去的關係. 而且說實話, 在義大利境內旅行比起"出國"可是貴上許多哩!