My next vacation is decided. I had had several contenders for the trip (Laos, Sri Lanka, Chile, Peru and Colombia) and after much indecision and repetitive research, I have decided to visit Colombia on my next vacation.
The usual culprits were the issues: cost, scheduling, weather and availability. For example; there was a cool trip to Sri Lanka which featured a sailing cruise to the Maldives, but there were no spaces for men on the trip I could take. Also, the flights were incredibly long. There was a time when I could shake off a thirty hour flight including layover, but those times seem like a long time ago.
This trip is going to include a little bit of cycling and rafting, as well as a hike into the lost city. Of everything we are going to do, this is the one that I am least excited about. No, that isn’t true. I have seen pictures and the view looks amazing. I guess what I mean is that this is the part that worries me the most. I don’t expect to be first on the hike, but I don’t want to hold everyone up either.
I have taught many students from Colombia and I have found them to be friendly, interesting, genuine, and quite wonderful. I am looking forward to visiting their country.
Obviously, I will be blogging about the trip and posting to instagram–but I’ve got time before that happens. Hopefully, I will have some great pictures.
The vacation isn’t until late February so I have some time to prepare. While, I don’t need a lot of new stuff, I think I am going to need:
- hiking books/shoes
- walking poles/or walking stick–not really sure about, but it is worth considering.
- more swimming trunks as we will definitely be hitting some water on this trip.
- A good book for both the flight and some of my down-time
- some kind of action camera