we've been talking about a between-jobs around-the-world adventure almost since we first started spending time together, and now it is a reality! we both can't believe it's actually happening, but we are both so so so excited!
it's been quite the process of determining where we want to go, for how long, what our budget is exactly, what tours/experiences were available at what time, how to best book the tickets at the best price and take advantage of miles and discounts, etc etc ... but we finally have all our flights and a semi-solid itinerary, and we leave in just thirty four days!
if you have done awesome stuff in any of the places we are visiting, leave a comment - we want tips! i'm going to try to update this blog as much as possible along the way to share our adventures.
here's the lineup:
new zealand (north island)
china (hong kong, guilin and yangshuo, beijing, shanghai)
tibet (tour around lhasa and into nepal)
nepal (kathmandu, trekking the annapurna circuit and pokhara)
turkey (istanbul and cappadocia)
south africa (cape town, johannesburg and kruger safari)
united arab emriates (dubai, abu dhabi and the desert)
argentina (just buenos aires)
ecuador (quito, banos, jungle, galapagos islands)
and it just so happens that our trip turned out to be exactly eighty days!
this morning the boy took me to a doctor appointment for my eye, and while the nurse was filling in some information for me, he said to her: "i'm sorry...this is totally unrelated to what we're doing here, but i just have to tell you! we just booked tickets for an around-the-world trip!" both the nurse and myself were pretty delighted by his giddiness. it was pretty awesome.
so much adventure awaits!