14.10.2008 - 14.10.2008
Just a quick update. Been loving the quiet life in Pederroba. Had another BBQ in the mountains with the Bazzacos', plus had dinner in another mountain house with Pablo's friends - had a giant cheese fondeau!
As you might notice - Kirstin has had a drastic image change! - Blonde and short. Taking some getting used to!
Everyone has been fantastic here, we've met so many people and made new friends. Lovely place. Will definately be back! (who knows, maybe even to live!?!)
On Thursday this week we get the train to Milan, then fly to Cairo, Egypt. We've booked a 2 week Nile cruise that takes in all the main sites ending at the beach at Dahab. We may well stay at the beach for a further week and make our own way back to Cairo from where we....
...Fly to Cape Town, South Africa to pick up our 3 week overland tour of Africa! - we are going up into Namibia, then accross, though Namibia, Botswana, ending up at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Should be lots of game viewing and lots of adventure (I'm particularly looking forward to Quad biking in the Namibian desert and white water rafting the Zambezi river which is graded "5" apparently. Oh, and flying in a microlight :-)
Then... after that... we fly to Johannesburg where we meet Kirstin's Sister and Brother in Law who are looking after us in Pretoria for all of December, including Xmas.
..Then!.. we fly to Bangkok on Dec 27th - going to spend new year on a beach in Thailand then continue our adventure in Asia where we left off, going North into Thailand this time, up into Laos, then accross into Vietnam. We are hoping if our timing is right, to fly to Hong Kong in Jan to catch the Chinese New Year fireworks... we'll see...
After all that, who knows, almost certainly China and India...
Oh! - regarding flights - well, when I was booking the Cairo to Cape Town flights, which is broken into 3 stages - two long ones and one tiny one, I got the best rate of about £320 each and proceded to book... when I noticed, the 1st 2 legs of the journey were marked "1st Class". The 3rd leg (only an hour) - "Economy/Coach". Hmm, A mistake I assumed. I've since got the email confirmation and the 1st two legs of the journey are 100% marked 1st Class. We'll see. I just can't believe it, but that's what it said at booking, and that's what our e-ticket says, so we'll be going to 1st class check-in and finding out! :-)
Speak soon! (Lets' see how much wifi I get in Egypt! - more likely than Africa I guess! - Might be one HUGE update in a few weeks :-)