People keep asking us where we are going. Some of those people even want to try to meet us on the road. We like those people.
So here is the plan. Subject to lots and lots of change. Cause we are booking one way tickets as we go, rather than working within the limitations of a round-the-world ticket. You'll notice the first three months are WAY more thought out than the rest.
Dec 29th: Arrive in Lima, Peru
- Freak out that we are REALLY doing it
- Eat, drink, be merry, and laugh at our friends who are working
- Just kidding guys, we love you
Jan. 6th: Arrive in Cusco, Peru
- Chew coca leaves and acclimate to the altitude
Jan. 12th: Depart for 4 day Machu Picchu trek
- Curse Reece for making us do the 4-Day Macchu Picchu Trek
- Marvel at the splendor of Macchu Picchu
- Make sure Reece thanks me for making us do the 4-Day Macchu Picchu Trek
Jan. 17th - February 1st:
- Take a train to Puno
- Visit Lake Titicaca
- Maybe check out the Salt Flats in Bolivia
- Make our way to Brazil somehow
(Aren't I spontaneous and care-free?! SEE, I can let go of SOME crazy-anal-producer-planner control!!)
Feb. 1st - Feb. 17th: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Work on our tans
- Drink caipirinhas
Feb. 17th: Arrive in Santiago
- Travel throughout Chile, at least as far south as Puerto Montt, possibly into Patagonia
- Border lake crossing into Argentina
- Drink large amounts of Bodega Renacer when we visit their winery in Mendoza
- Catch a bus to Buenos Aires
March 22nd - March 28: Hang with Mom in Buenos Aires!!
- Feel ultra plush in our fancy apartment
- Do laundry (perhaps for the first time)
- Consume obscene amounts of red meat + red wine
March 28th: Arrive in Capetown, South Africa
- Willingly climb into a tiny cage, get dropped into the ocean, and come face to face with THIS
- Apologize to the nice man for soiling a perfectly nice wetsuit
This is pretty much the furthest we have really thought through. We're confident we'll meet other travelers along the way who will point us in a good direction. We know we want to make our way across the southeastern region of Africa and into Kenya. POSSIBLE stops include: Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Tanzania. Obviously not all of these places (even though they all do look pretty cool on our "world tour" shirts).
Late May-ish: Fly to Cairo, Egypt
- Meet my Dad's side of the fam and look at some big pyramids and stuff
- Would also like to visit the so-called White Desert
- Cruise down the Nile (literally or figuratively)
- Get our chill on in Dahab
June - July (ish): India
August - September (ish): Southeast Asia
October - November (ish): Australia
December (ish): New Zealand
Last stop will of course be at some extravagantly overpriced paradise island, where we will spoil ourselves silly in the lap of luxury and blow any budget we might possibly have left.
Start planning those 2010 vacations folks!!
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