Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Another low-content trip-planning post

So, I just booked plane tickets for another trip, and I'll be going to Turkey and Greece in May. I'm taking a full three weeks of vacation - the longest amount of time I've ever taken since I started working, unless you count a few months of complete unemployment here and there, which weren't entirely vacationlike - so that's exciting just in itself.

But even more exciting is the trip! I'll be flying into Istanbul and home from Athens three weeks later (with an overnight layover in Madrid - just long enough to visit the Prado, and maybe whatsitcalled, the museum with Guernica), and even with all that time I know I'm not going to be able to see everything I want to see. I have a lot of planning and prioritizing to do, but that's going to be part of the fun! I think I'm going to plan this trip out more precisely than my trip to Switzerland last summer; in theory I liked the idea of being able to do everything on the fly, but in practice I didn't really enjoy planning my trip while at the same time taking the trip.

Now it's off to the bookstore to drink coffee and peruse guidebooks, and off to (which I think I'm going to have to add to my LeechBlock list, it's so addictive), and tripadvisor, and picking the brains of friends, and all that good stuff...

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