Choose your travel companion wisely
In 2012 I had an epiphany. I was working, living in a small prairie city, becoming complacent, needed a change. Therefore, at 63 years old I quit my job and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. I had always enjoyed travel but had not left North America for over twenty-five years. Life is short. So right after I moved I went on a three month backpacking trip to Eastern Europe, Turkey, Morocco etc with my son. I set my budget at fifty dollars per day even though that was a low ball figure according to the guidebooks.
But using this budget would enable me to cover a lot of ground and see places I would not otherwise be able to see.
My son is a seasoned budget traveller. I am the ultimate cheapskate. Therefore, we made a good team!
I believe we had a rich, cultural experience on the cheap. If you think you cannot afford to travel, think again. Where there is a will, there is a way.
Now three years have passed. Fall 2015.
I am 66. My sister is 59.
We are going to China. Same deal, fifty dollars a day with food and lodging, our airfare was a bargain of sorts, we will be gone 28 days. Since our joints aren't what they once were there will be more taxis, less public transit and less walking. I'll blog about that. We fly into Shanghai and out of Beijing. Points in between will include Chendu and X'ian.
Things we will see: The Bund, the skyline, People's square, Shanghai.
Giant pandas in Chengdu.
The terra cotta warriors.
Tianamen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall, Beijing.
We will travel by rail as much as possible. We will see the Yangtze. Hutongs, cooked spiders, huge crowds, moon cakes, smog, smiles, and many other things.
We will test our adaptability in a whole new way and learn more about ourselves than China. Hey, sounds like fun.
Travel, blogging, felting, genealogy, reading, quilting, thinking.
Subotica, Serbia, Tallinn, Estonia, Stockholm Sweden, San Francisco, Victoria, Savannah, Seattle, Portland, Saskatoon, Calgary, Selcuk, Turkey
Warsaw, Poland, Lisbon, Portugal
18 Oct 2015
Visiting: Canada, USA and China.
Visiting: Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Morocco and Portugal.
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