It is nearly a year ago, that I made the decision to give up my apartment in downtown Toronto and give some of my furniture to friends in return for place to hang my hat when I return from travel. Am I sorry? Absolutely not, it is not always easy, but always interesting, my new family has adopted me and are very loving and respectful. It is always nice to return to my own bed and bedroom with some of my art. People ask me how I feel, well, I am 71 years old, have outlived my parents and consider myself to be very lucky to be able to do what I am doing. What I give up, some relationships, because I am not here! I feel in many ways I have fallen off the grid with anything normal, and as an old friend said to me last week, he doesn’t know anyone who is doing what I am doing! Where it will end, I have no idea. I feel sometimes that my relationship with Canada is coming to an end, but what that really means I have no idea at this point.
Betty’s Mountain Top, the concept on my blog is upmost to research on my next trip and I am starting to put together International group of Honorary Advisers to help me.
On September 25th I leave for Penang Malaysia, then on to Mynamar (the old Burma), then India, where I hope to see Dadi Janki, Mauritius, Australia, Tasmania, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, then I will be returning at the end of February in time for my granddaughter’s Megan’s Bat Mitvah. This will be a heavy-duty trip, time and mile wise, and it has been much more complicated to organize than Europe last year, we will see if this old body will cope! I have rented apartment in Penang and Maurtius with a pool. In Mynamar, I have no idea where I am staying but I will be looked after. In Australia, I will be staying with friends, and I will be spending Christmas and New Year’s with friends in Tasmania, apparently I am told I will be hosting a New Year’s party, because the house I am renting is on the sea and has fireworks at midnight. What is next after February 2015? I have no idea, but for some reason, I am not worried at all!!
Everyone, please keep in touch, be safe and healthy.