Mittwoch, 19. Oktober 2011

The route is fixed now....

Ok, I have to admit.. it took some time to post again but being Mummy, wife and fulltime employee in a pressureful job can sometimes be extremely exhausting.
'looking forward so much to leaving this life behind for 6 weeks and concentrate on only being a Mom, Wife and relaxed travel mate ! ;-))

The itinerary is fixed !!!!! It took me eves after eves.... hours on Tripadvisor, LonelyPlanet and Travelfish. Agoda became my best friend ! ;-) Great to be able to book, feel save and cancel again... ;-)

2 am in the morning going to bed after having checked on billions of comments on "horrible beaches vs. best place ever": "Honey, it won't be Koh Yao Noi anymore... now it will be Koh Tao. Cool, hum?" "Yes dear, whatsoever.... Koh WHAT?"   ;-)

So, there we go from 5th of Feb to 17th of March ...

 * Bangkok - 2 nights
* Off to Laos by night train
* Vientiane - 3 nights
* Vang Vieng - 4 nights
* Luang Prabang - 4 nights
* Back to Thailand by air to Chiang Mai
* Chiang Mai - 6 nights
* Flight to BKK and landing 30 minutes before hubby sets his foot on Asia for the first time (what a great timing!)
* BKK - 2 nights
* Khao Sok by air to Surat - 4 nights
* Phuket - one night
* Koh Lanta - 5 nights
* Koh Yao Noi - 5 nights
* night train back to BKK - 2 nights

All 12 hotels are booked and half of it paid already to split the costs.

I even booked some tours such as Patara Elephant Farm in Chiang Mai ("Be an Elephant Owner for a day" with a German speaking Mahout and a reservation of a baby Elephant for Kjell) as well as a tour with Green Mango out of BKK to see the Swimming Monkeys that Kjell saw the other day at German Kids TV.

We are already so excited and I am more than ready to just leave....

Next update will be on expenses, vaccinations and packing stuff !!

Samstag, 21. Mai 2011

Turkish Airlines !!!! Yieeehaaa !

Alright then ! The tickets are bought ! We will now head for Bangkok on February, 5th 2012 and be back in Germany on the 17th of March. The tickets were comparibly inexpensive and I am glad that Kerstin took the time to check in her travel agency. Wow, I cannot believe, we are actually doing this.. well, to be honest I CAN believe it. I am so excited and looking forward so much to planning, organizing and re-planning and re-organizing the route.
Know what? I am the most excited about not having to wear any make-up, lipstick, hairspray for 6 long-weeks !!
So much things come into mind.... what about all that technical stuff? In former times when I used to travel with my ex, there have been some few internet cafes but no skype, no Facebook,.... one call during the trips to our parents. We also survived and did not feel tracked.
I suppose, this time it will be all different ! I am planning on taking an Ipad with me. Not only for I-access but also to keep Kjell busy during the trips or whenever it is needed to relax !
Well, I will come to that later in a couple of months. ;-)

Sonntag, 8. Mai 2011

My first blog.... ;-) We have arrived !!

Ok, so this is my first try to work with blogs.... kind of like writing in a diary - as I used to do when I was in my teenie years.

What will this be about? Well, I suppose this is for us, for our son.... something to remember later.

A couple of weeks ago I started with the planning of our first bigger trip to Asia.
The moment Kjell stepped into our life, I decided: The year he will start school, I will do a longer vacation trip with him.
And suddenly I realized: Whoops, that is next year already. So, here I am ....
No idea, how this will work and turn out but at least I give it a try !