Tuesday, July 17, 2007

We're off tomorrow!

Tomorrow we leave for our big trip! Just about everything is taken care of - we've got hotels booked, internal flights arranged...we even got our Cambodia visas online, all printed and ready to go!

I guess I'm a bit of a planner. It seems to be a genetic trait, however, as both my mother and sister are the same way. Still, with only 2 weeks of leave, I don't want to spend a lot of time making travel and hotel arrangements once I get there.

But my colleagues make me feel like a bit of a freak. Everyone else I know here is a big back-packer type. They just show up in the country with no plan, and freestyle their vacations. They take buses - I catch planes. They hop off the bus and find a cheap dive to crash in. I get off the plane and am met by a driver to take me to my lovely bed and breakfast. They eat street food. I get my recommendations from the New York Times. But you know what? I'm sure we all have a great time once we get there. And I usually come back with a whole lot less dysentery and fewer bug bites. What can I say? I like to be spoiled.

In preparation for this trip, Jorge and I have been listening to "One Night in Bangkok" a lot. We can't understand most of the words, but we have been able to decipher the phrases:
"The creme de la creme of the chess world..." and
"If you're lucky the girl's a she"

So I'm thinking we're in for an interesting trip.


Jesse said...

I'm a planner too, Gwyn. Glad to know I'm not alone! Safe travels - can't wait to see the photos on your new camera!