As well as potatoes and frogs, 2008 has also been dubbed the International Year of the Suitcase.
Around about the 1st of March, Margaret and I are heading off to conquer, or at least bamboozle, the world. So much for the International Year of Planet Earth. We were heading off on the 6th of March and I was planning a 'two months to go' post tomorrow but some last minute changes yesterday have messed that around.
The places on the list are Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Russia, Scotland, England, Wales, France, Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands & Cuba.
Apparently visiting Cuba automatically makes me persona non grata in the USA for the rest of the century and possibly beyond. Bit sad. I would have thought there were a few other countries in that list that were more dodgy.
Scotland, for example.
It looks as if I will be spending my birthday in Malacca, Malaysia, and my wedding anniversary in Marrakesh, Morocco. Margaret's birthday will be spent in Melbourne. A big year for the Ms.
If you could sit down and plan a long holiday, where would you go?