Vacation Decided


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

If you have any thoughts or recommendations on things I should take with me or buy there, please do not hesitate to write–regardless of what the website indicates, you do not need to include your email to post a comment.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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7 Responses to Vacation Decided

  1. Sheree says:

    Cycling in Colombia – wow!

  2. retrodee says:

    Wow that sounds exotic! Looking forward to reading about your trip when you go! 🙂

  3. Hunida says:

    How exciting, Anthony! Can’t wait to hear all about it when you come back. 😁

  4. germanmunoza says:

    I wish you an amazing and unforgettable experience in my country!

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