The Ever-Changing Travel Plan

White Rock

Remember when I said that we were going to Iceland and the Netherlands for my birthday in April next year? Well, that has changed. Except for the Iceland part. We're still going to Iceland since we're on a mission to find the Valley of Bjorks but we've decided against going in early April (which is when my birthday is) since it's too early and the weather's likely to be crappy. We're going in May 2013 instead, just in time for our 8th anniversary. Europeans, take note and fear our combined dork power! (Yes, dork, not dark. We've no dark power. Nope. Not at all.)

The current plan is to fly to Scotland (flying to Glasgow could save you as much as $200 in airfares, I've learned), spend a week driving around the Highlands, and then split the second week between France (well, Paris) and Iceland. Originally we were going to hit 5 countries (the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Scotland, and Iceland) in 2 weeks but then decided that it wouldn't be relaxing at all. I think 3 countries in 2 weeks sounds just about right. We'll save the rest for our 10th anniversary in 2015, assuming that we've recovered financially by then. Heh.

Oh look, it's so foggy outside!

Sorry, where were we?

Europe.

Right.

I received my Europe in a shoestring book in the mail today! It's so thick and heavy I don't think I'd want to lug it around during our trip. It is also too distracting for someone with super short attention span like yours truly but oh so fun to read! I wouldn't be surprised if I ended up reading the book from cover to cover like a regular book. After all, I used to read dictionaries like a regular book when I was younger. Yeah, I'd always been a weird kid. At least I was weird and fearless. Now I'm just weird. But at least I'm happy!

If you have any tips on interesting/best-kept-secret type of places to visit in Scotland, Paris or Iceland, please let me know in the comments! Would also appreciate tips on inexpensive places to eat and to spend a night because we'll definitely be on a tight budget (yet a bit too old to stay in hostels)! Thanks.

2 Comments

  1. Neil T.
    February 17, 2012

    If you’re com­ing over to Scot­land over the first week­end of May 2013, you could come to York and gate­crash my wed­ding :)

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    1. Firda
      February 17, 2012

      We actu­al­ly have Cana­di­an friends liv­ing in York that we would love to vis­it so gate­crash­ing your wed­ding is always a pos­si­bil­i­ty. ;) And it would be love­ly to final­ly meet you, and your love­ly bride, too! Not nec­es­sar­i­ly on your wed­ding day. We could prob­a­bly swing it if we fly to Man­ches­ter instead of Glas­gow. We shall see closer to the date. :)

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