Let me take a moment to talk about our current schedule, which is quite flexible. This Friday, June 29 we fly from Denver, Colorado to New York City. We leave NYC in the evening on July 1. From NYC we land in Verona, Italy the morning of July 2. We spend the day in Verona, but that evening we fly to Madrid, Spain where we will stay with my amazing friend, Alberto. We get to spend three whole days in Madrid before taking a train to Pamplona on Friday, July 6 in the morning, in order to catch the opening ceremonies of the Festival of San Fermin (also known as the running of the bulls). We have a couple of days, probably just two, in Pamplona, before we head to Barcelona. The plan is to spend the day of July 8 in Barcelona, and fly out from Barcelona on the morning of July 9 on our way to Venice, Italy. That is when our schedule becomes less scheduled. We have from July 9 through August 16 to make our way from Venice, through Croatia, then Greece, then Turkey. The 'plan' is to spend about two to three weeks in each before catching a flight from Istanbul to Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) on August 16. Our time in Tanzania lasts through September 1 and includes about a week of Safari and a week on the island of Zanzibar. From Tanzania we fly to Delhi, India on September 2. We make our way from Delhi to Varanasi, where we cross over to Kathmandu, Nepal to meet our guide on September 25 to begin our 12 day trek through the Himalayans. We then fly from Kathmandu to Osaka on October 9. We have until October 28 to visit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe. On October 29 we leave Japan for Bangkok, Thailand. We have through November 20 to see as much of thailand as we can. We head to Singapore on Nov 20. Then we have until December 29 to explore Singapore, Bali, and anything and everything in between. We make it back to Denver in the evening on December 29.
I hope that was at least a little easy to follow. I wanted to give you guys a clearer picture, now that we have some definite plans. Visitors? We'd love to see any friends along the way! We'll be with my sister in Spain, Italy, Croatia, Greece, and Turkey, and then Seth's parents will be joining us in Japan, but other than that you have our attention!
In the next few days I will be posting the exact contents of our backpacks. And, no, there will not be curling irons or eyelash curlers. C'mon people, what's with the curling?