After lengthy discussions, internet research and more discussions, we finally decided where our travels will take us next summer (as in December)!! We have always been much more relaxed when it comes to deciding where we should go, as there is normally a favorite destination waiting to be explored.
This time it was different - we have to take our 3 week vacation (out of 4 weeks annual leave) over Christmas as both our offices close during that time (summer holidays in Australia plus Christmas means less work / business). That is the time when everybody in Australia is on leave, so you can image flight prices to be incredibly high....
We had Hawaii on the agenda (too expensive), Indonesia (rain season in December), Japan (its winter over there), Nepal (also too cold), South America (too expensive). So all our favorites didn't work.
We finally pulled a map and looked for anything "close" to Australia where we would find beaches, culture, good food, wildlife. And hey, there it was - Sri Lanka!! After a bit more research we liked what we saw and it was set - Sri Lanka it was!! Flights were booked and we are ready to go. If only we didnt have to wait for 7 more months.............
So in the meantime I am getting excited about surf beaches, train rides along tea plantations, wild elephants in national parks and yummy curries!
Have you been to Sri Lanka? Do you know anybody who has and who has shared their pictures on the world wide web? Please let me know!!
Where are you heading next? Any exciting plans? *K