Suitcase and World: January 2015

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Central Asia. Itinerary.

Our itinerary is fixed by the tour that we're taking. We started with the basic tour offered by Advantour and then added one day to Tashkent and one to Almaty.

Here's how our Central Asian adventure will unfold over 26 days.

The Stans. How it All Began.

Pat and I in Abijatta-Shalla National Park, Ethiopia.
It all  began in Ethiopia. That's where I met Pat.  Of all the people I have met in all my travels and I have met a LOT of people, she is by far the most adventurous one and you wouldn't know it by looking at her.  Just goes to show that you really can't judge a book by its cover.

We were both members of the same tour group in Ethiopia. 

We didn't really get to know each other until almost halfway through our trip but after that, we were like two peas in a pod, inseparable.  I found a travel soul mate. Beyond that, I found a person whom I truly admire her.  Believe it or not, she'll be 81 by the time we leave on this trip!  But you would never know it from her energy level, her boundless spirit, infinite curiosity and open mind.  She is one of my role models for how I want to age.  Should I be so lucky.