I’ve been sketching out my travel plans for the rest of the year. I’m posting them here for three reasons:
1) As a backup for myself
2) For friends & family who are thinking about visiting during the course of the year
3) Because it’s fun for me to think about it and look for photos!
If you want to visit me: Airfare is expensive, of course, but once you get to where I am, I can usually add you to my room for $0-15 per night. And we can spend as little or as much on food and recreation as you want, it’s up to you. We can cook & eat in very cheaply.
I’ve had to postpone going to Ethiopia until fall, because the airfare from Europe is quite a bit higher than my initial research suggested. I’m going to wait until after the rainy season so I can stay longer and visit Kenya/Tanzania at the same time.
I also had to give up the idea of going to the opera in Paris for now. I’m very disappointed, but money is just too tight.
Here’s a snapshot of my current thinking
First half of March – Morocco
One week in Tangier for working & shopping, one in Chefchaouen for hiking & trekking
Late March: Cadiz, Spain
(not sure about my travel to Belgium – one option would take me through Seville, maybe I’ll spend a day or two there?)
First half of April – Belgium.
Second half of April: London & UK
May – June (or mid-July): Turkey
mid-July through mid-September: Italy
At this point, things get vague. I have to balance my time in the Schengen countries, so if I want to go to Greece, I’ll have to cut my time in Italy a bit short. I might also line up a volunteer project in Israel, there’s one I’ve got my eye on that involves scuba lessons!
October – Tanzania/Kenya
Again, I’m looking at a couple of volunteer projects. I’ll probably have to take time off work, due to internet issues in Africa, but it looks like I can live on $40 a week in a volunteer homestay situation, so I should be able to afford that.
In the cold months, I will go someplace warm. Possibilities include: Greece, southern India, Canary Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam, or the Fiji Islands.
Then…well, I’m not sure. We shall see!