Ok, now that 2008 has almost come to an end, it is time to talk about your travel plans for 2009!
Do you have any travels planned already or are they still kinda vague?
I do have one trip planned, to a destination which I always dreamt of going but wasn't able to go to. Or actually, I didn't know there were any normal possibilities to actually stay there for a while: Pitcairn!!!
Looking forward to that trip. And what are you looking forward to
Utrecht - you're my kind of traveler if you're considering Pitcairn. I've also thought of off the beaten track places like that. I'm considering S. India or Sri Lanka for 2010, but next year I'll be returning to SE Asia (Thailand and Vietnam). One on my problems is that I'm aging, and this means I'm used to a little comfort in these places (I'm not talking luxury at all). However, I'm not that old (yet) to even be considering a cruise!!!
I've got 2 weeks travelling around the South Island of New Zealand as my Dad is coming out to visit from the UK.
Later on in the year I'm hoping to do Indonesia for 2 weeks (Java mainly) as I missed Indonesia out when I travelled South East Asia 2 years ago. I'm still in the early planning stages but hope to book it around February.
Planning on travelling to Bangladesh &/or Banda Aceh here... anyone been to either recently?
March - Holland (confirmed). Planning side trips to Belgium and Rome or England
September - Istanbul and Belgrade (confirmed). I'm hoping to visit Kosovo too, and Israel if I can afford it.
October/November - Australia perhaps, specifically Tasmania but will likely hit Sydney/Melbourne to visit friends too.
The tough bit now is to deal with the fact that I'll be here and working non-stop till I leave in March.
Love this thread, always cool to see other peoples plans for the new year! This is my list:
August:Pakistan, Boltoro Glacier Trek for 2.5 weeks
November: Chile & Argentina, Patagonia and to Climb Mt Aconcagua for 6-7 Weeks
I'm hoping to go to Iceland and maybe to Cape Verde.
I might also get lucky enough for another research trip to India with work - if I do I will tack some holiday on to the end and go in fishing for Mahseer in Assam!!
Pitcairn will be interesting I'm sure - my friend recently went to Guam and Yap and The Marshall Islands. Lucky sod.
I don't have a fixed list/route/idea, but it is certain to include Namibia and a number of new countries, and, quite possibly a couple of new continents and still no airplanes...
We've got Belfast and bits of Northern Ireland in the plans for May--then 2 more weeks that we're still debating.