Wednesday, March 14, 2012

And I wait.

The same day I opened up this blog, I emailed my brother and two of my friends - Ayşe and Soon to see if any of them would be interested in joining me on this trip.  My brother has been with me to Guatemala and Mexico, Ayşe to Mexico and Soon to Guatemala and Morocco.

Ayşe was the first to reply back that she would not be able to come because it is Ramadan and she will be fasting.  Understandably, it's hard to travel when you're fasting.   Soon can't make it either as he has family obligations to attend to during that time.

My brother wrote back that he's interested so now I just have to patiently wait for him to reply back.  I'm not good at waiting :-(

In the meantime, I've decided to hire a local guide to take us around and am busy working out the itinerary.  I found Chandana on toursbylocals.com and so far, we've exchanged a few emails.  On Chandana's page, he has a suggested itinerary which looks like a good starting point though I already know I'm going to make one change.

Update:  Mar 24.  Finally got an email from my brother that his leave request got approved!  We're off the explore Sri Lanka together!  Woohoo!