i was reminded again this week about what got me into the travel field in the first place, actually cemented my decision to do this full time.
i’m busy planning 3 trips for myself, all to take place within the next 4 months – and i’m loving it! i get a real kick out of working out the best routes, the cheapest alternatives, playing with what is and isn’t possible. what i’d like to see versus what i have to see, and how i “lose” cities and sights while i plan.
so, to be doing 3, for myself, is just wonderful 🙂
the first is a work trip to mozambique – which is proving quite exopensive in these recessionary times, but it is an area we need to boost our knowledge on. so the far north of Moz is within grasp, but not quite signed off… it could go either way…
the second is a trip up the garden route where i plan on looking at 60 hotels and lodges in a space of 5 days (maybe 6…). what a buzz – to try and make that fit together!
and then the highlight is a life-long dream of going to Timbuktu… my leave has been approved (yay!) and now we need to book the flights, and decide on the routing. so many things to consider, especially now that there are 2 of us.
I often travel alone, and have become quite used to it, but i’m very excited that my longest standing friend (from grade 1, almost 30 years ago…) is coming with me – smells like an adventure to me 🙂
so with all the little road markers on this planning path to look forward to (approval of costs, leave approval, tickets booked, visas, etc etc) i have many excitements along the way.
and as the germans say – “die Vorfreude ist die beste Freude” – how true!