Friday, August 01, 2008

in awhile, crocodile

it hit me today that i am going on the great eastern european adventure (+ paris), that i leave tomorrow, and that i will be gone from my nest for nearly 3 weeks. i have been a bit stressed today because of it. we haven't packed (what if i forget something that i really, really need - like my new hat or a nail file or my water bottle??), but my lonely planets are chock full of sticky notes and i have great suggestions and recommendations from fellow travellers in hand.

i am pretty well prepared for berlin (bring on the 8 hour walking tour!) and am medium on the czech adventures. budapest will be a crap shoot and i figure i have another few weeks before sorting out paris. of course, i have the hotels and transport booked (with the help of a number of excel spreadsheets, like the hyper organisational nerd i am), just a matter of how we will we fill our days.

until then, sayonara, or however they say it german/czech/hungarian/french!


K said...

i hope you have a great time! i can't wait to see pictures.

(and i hear that all of those countries have nail files and water bottles)

La Cabeza Grande said...

Have a fantastic holiday, you two! There is so much to do and to see in each of those locations, I doubt you'll miss a nail file :o)

Besides, you're a lot more organized than I usually am when I go. I sort of land and go, "Well then..."

Anne said...

Earlier you had asked for reading recommendations. I have just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, 2008. I read it because of a recent review that was incredibly positive, and the reviewer was absolutely right. The writing is wonderful, the history is fantastically informative, and the characters are so believable that it's hard to believe this is fiction.

kels said...

sounds like fun! i cannot believe you use excel to plan really are a geek.

hope you have lots and lots of fun!

kels said...

PS...cute hair!

lu said...

thank you and thank you! will check out the book recommendations.

but for now... must go and find the boyfriend who is enjoying one of those delicious czech beers at this very moment!