Tuesday, January 25, 2011
It's practically impossible to determine the perfect India itinerary, even with a full four weeks scheduled. Most travel sites we've found all agree that you just can't do it all no matter how much time you give yourself. Sadly, I don't think we'll be making the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, the Ghats in Varanasi, or Chennai in Tamil Nadu. However, it does look like we'll be able to hit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa and Kerala. It will still be a challenge fitting in all there is to do just from this short list of destinations; The Gate of India, the Red Fort, the Taj Mahal, Elephanta Island, a tiger safari, camel rides in the desert, houseboat cruises in the back waters of Kerela, the beaches of Cherai and so on. With any luck we'll be able to experience all these places have to offer... especially the elephants.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Why I love the internet #4786:
Air Berlin #7249
Wed, Jun 29, 5:40 PM New York (JFK)
Thu, Jun 30, 7:30 AM Berlin (TXL)
This gives us enough time to sell off the rest of our crap, throw the keepers in storage, enjoy a few more months of BBQ in the backyard, attend our close friends' wedding, ...and one last Mermaid Parade before take the leap.
We've been looking for flats in Berlin for the past two weeks and have gotten a gist for the lay of the land. It's amazing to learn that neighborhood exaggeration is not exclusive to NYC. I know how to use google maps and can tell the difference between Neukolln and Kreuzberg thank you very much. Though at this point, we are leaning towards getting a studio in Mitte. It's a little more "toursity", but um, hello? That's what we'll be. We've also recently learned they have Bikram Yoga classes that are taught in both English and German and one of our best friends who just moved there is laying the ground work for our arrival.
Also, I would like to set the record straight once and for all. We were planning our trip to Berlin as far back as June of 2010 whereas to the best of our knowledge Dave (Stephens) had only decide to move there after getting the axe from his job in the fall. To be fair, Dave did move to Barcelona over two years ago while we were getting rejected from the PeaceCorps. Touché Dave, touché indeed!
Monday, January 3, 2011
There are two things I truly love in life; the internet and spreadsheets. We've been ritualistically faithful to the latter due to the resources we've discovered from the former. The bouquet is half finished, we've set dates for the bachelor and bachelorette parties (April Fools!), narrowed down our "honeymoon" itinerary (including flights, dates, accommodations and activities), and found the leading candidate to be our officiant.
On tap for January/February (per the spreadsheet): Invitations, ring shopping, tastings, and continue selling off our worldly possessions :D