21.10.2012 - 21.10.2012
“No camel route is long, with good company” - Turkish Proverb
The road since my last travel blog has been a seemingly never-ending stretch of uni assignments, work projects, business trips and assorted other mundane Things To Do. As we draw closer to our departure date, the road is diverging and I've begun to focus on other roads - real ones this time, not metaphorical ones.
What tours (if any)? What route will we drive from Paris - Rome, and then later from London - Shaldon - Edinburgh - York - London? What are the roads like? What do we want to see and do along the way? What factors do we need to consider?
I hit the point of overload yesterday. Thankfully, that point came just after we'd decided everything we needed to decide.
We'll do a little bit of the usual touristy things in each location, but we're more interested in experiencing the people and the, well, ...vibe of each place.
We've booked a few tours and Things To Do (Pompeii from Rome, Lochness from Edinburgh, the Vatican, Les Miserables live in the West End) so we'll see those things which for us were 'must sees'. But we've also planned enough unplanned days (that sounds like a contradiction, I know) so that we can follow whatever muse descends at the time.
(Note: I'd like the muse to inspire us to at least do the following: drink red wine by the fire in our Tuscan Villa, wander the Christmas markets in Paris, and take meandering drives through Provence. Not that I'm a control freak...much)
In just over 5 weeks we begin our journey.
I love the company I'll be in, so no matter what we do it'll be a good route to travel.