Here are my travel plans as they currently stand for my six months off, for folks that want to meet up with me in foreign lands, or who just want to keep tabs on where I’ll be.
Flights and times are booked/confirmed, unless there’s a question mark:
August 4th – Fly to Colorado, meet
August 13th – Drive to Arizona, hike Grand Canyon
August 19th – Race in the Boulder Muddy Buddy
August 21st – Say goodbye to Bastion and Soo, fly home to Toronto
August 25th – Compete in Canadian National Wife-Carrying Competition finals with Butler?
September 1st – Fly Toronto to London
(While in England, will stay in Oxford with
September 16th – Meet
September 28th – Say goodbye to Chrissy, leave Rome, travel either by ferry via Greece or train via Austria/Hungary/Romania/Bulgaria to Istanbul
October 3/4th? – Meet Jen in Istanbul
October 18th – Say goodbye to Jen, fly Turkey to Egypt (Cairo)
November 8th – Fly Cairo to Morocca (Casablanca), meet Zeena?
November 23rd – Fly Marrakech to London
(Possibly fly or take train to Geneva to visit Brett while he’s preparing for the opera?)
November 29th – Fly home to Toronto
December 19th – Celebrate 30th birthday!
Will post more detailed travel plans when I know what they are. The Egypt and Morocco portions of my trip are with GAP Adventure tours, specifically:
– the Absolute Egypt, which takes me through Cairo for the Pyramids, Great Sphynx and Tutankhamun’s tomb, into Aswan for Nubian food, the temple of Philae, the unfinished Obelisk and Abu Simbel where I will see what
– the Highlights of Morocco, which takes me through Casablanca, Rabat, Keknes, Volubilis, Fes, Merzouga, Tineghir, Todgha Gorges, Dades, Gorges, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Imlil, Aremd, Essaouira and Marrakech. I’ll visit the Atlas Mountains, the coast and remote desert regions, the Royal Palace, the Oudayas Kasbah and the Marrakech spice markets. Really excited about riding a camel out to see the 150 meter sand dunes in Merzouga (highest dunes in North Africa, apparently).
Suggestions on things to see and places to stay while in Turkey or adjoining lands welcome (