We had our interview (which we conducted mostly in French) on November 18th, and received our visa in the mail the following week.
I’ve been taking French classes at Alliance Francaise 3 days a week, and Mel has been practicing her French writing her resume and calling up places in France.
I will continue to grow my startup, PMRobot, as well as managing consulting projects for Syllogistic Software, working remotely and following 4HWW principles.
We’re leaving Toronto for Paris on January 8th. After a few days in Paris, we’re kicking off the trip with a cross-country of Italy, flying south to Naples on the 13th, then slowing heading north via Rome, Tuscany, Vienna, and Milan.
From there we’ll go west to Nice, where we’ll be planting roots for a whole 3 months. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to live in the south of France, so here comes another check on the ol’ bucket list :)
After that? We’ll likely travel further west to check out Spain’s spring festivals, then north as we head into summer.
As much as we’ll miss all of our friends and family here in Canada, we’re both very excited about experiencing European life and culture for a whole year.
As usual, you’ll be able to follow our progress in pictures on Picasa Web, and via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
We look forward to keeping in touch and hearing from you during our travels!