We’re Booked!

Its now to late for us to change our minds – we’ve only bloomin gone and bought our Round the World tickets!

We leave on Saturday 18th August and are planning to return on Tue 16th July 2013. I haven’t yet updated the map on the Route tab, but in summary:

  • London to Cancun, where we have a 5 weeks in Cuba (mostly) and the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico;
  • Cancun to Quito (Ecuador) to visit the Galapagos Islands;
  • Quito to Lima where we have budgeted to spend 10 weeks travelling (mostly overland) in South America. We want to get to see Macchu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Atacana Desert, Amazon, Iguassu Falls, Pantanal, Rio De Janerio, Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Patagonia and then to Santiago;
  • Across the Pacific with stops in Easter Island, Tahiti and New Caledonia. It looks like we will be spending Christmas on a beach in New Caledonia before flying on to Sydney for New Year’s Eve;
  • We then get to spend a month in New Zealand. The plan (such as it is) is to hire a camper van;
  • Next stop is Melbourne for a couple of weeks. We hope that some of our RM friends are still there and there is the opportunity to visit Uluru;
  • On to Singapore as a stop off point to visit Bali and see the orang utans and other wildlife in Borneo before heading on to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. We have 10 weeks budgeted for this section. I suspect we will wish we had much longer;
  • Then it is off to Taiwan to see my brother, Rob, and his family. We don’t get to see them very often so this is too good an opportunity to miss. Also, there is supposed to be some fantastic scenery in "the beautiful island";
  • Our final segment is in Southern Africa. Long haul Hong Kong to Jo’burg and then on to Windhoek in Namibia. We want to get to see the sand dunes in Namibia, Victoria Falls (Zambia / Zimbabwe), Malawi and finally Tanzania (Kilimanjaro??) and Zanzibar.

I wanna go now!!!

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One Response to We’re Booked!

  1. Myf Powell says:

    Wow – you’re packing a lot in – definitely once in a lifetime trip.

    Brief tips from my own traveling – avoid the strip in Cancun – touristy but color of the sea and air conditioned sand is a marvel. Catch Mayan temples particularly Tulum, on the beach. Drink margarita’s, visit the turtle farms and swim in freshwater cenote.

    For Cuba, either learn Spanish or in Dave’s case download an app for that. Not many locals speak English and don’t expect to fins much to buy,

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