Thursday, July 29, 2004

And the traveling continues...

So we are going to Prague next week for a few days. I'm already packing. Or should I say unpacking as I just got back from London last week. Still, the laundry is almost done and I have a fairly good idea of what i am bringing along. THat is half the battle.

In Prague, Rich is intent on tasting the beer and I certainly do not mind accompanying him there again, where I can drink even more beer than the first time. Oh yeah, and Prague is also pretty, I guess.  I mean, if you like medieval architecture, old churches, cafes in the square, palaces, statues and cobblestoned streets. Most of the buildings are painted in pastel shades, which makes it even prettier. Pretty, that is, if you like that sort of thing. Which, thankfully, I do.

Rich also sprung a pretty huge surprise on me yesterday. This year I have been the one doing the traveling, mostly. Rich did manage to make it to Morocco with Colleen and I, and he and I have gone to London a few times. But for travel it has been a fairly light year for him. He sure as hell made up for it yesterday. Get this:


Yeah, you read right.

We are going to EGYPT! End of August. HOLY SHIT!  

He had originally been looking at cruises in the Baltic, going to places like Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Tallin, Stockholm, Copenhagen. But everytime he called the companies that he found on the web, the cruises ended up being quite a bit more expensive than advertised on their web pages. So on a whim he checked out Egypt and it was half the price of the Baltic cruises...including the flight from London to Luxor!  The Baltic cruises didn't even include the travel to Copenhagen, where the boat left from.

Yeah, it seems strange that a trip to Africa is cheaper than a trip right here in our own backyard, but there you have it. We're freaking going to Egypt!

Remember how I was bitching about lack of summer and heat? Well, I guess you get what you ask for because the average temperature in Egypt when we will be there is 47 centigrade, which is like, 110 0r 120 degrees Fahrenheit. So basically, we will be wedging summer into a week.....That's kinda like roasting your chicken at 500 degrees for 20 minutes instead of for an hour at 350.

There's a pool on the boat, though, so I guess we will be able to cool off that way.  

I have some other travel irons in the fire for the fall months, but nothing is confirmed yet so I won't mention those. Let's just say that this year I will have been on three continents and 10 countries thus far in 2004.  And only one of those countries was Texas!


  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    Man, Egypt. And lately I feel like I've really accomplished something when I manage to get to somewhere as exotic as South Austin! I need to get out more.....


  2. It all seems unbelievable to me. Like, even when I write about it, it still seems like it is someone ELSE that it is happening too. Does that make sense? Life has become so surreal since I left Austin. Good surreal, mostly, but surreal nontheless. Like Dali got into my brain and is warping all my experiences into a dreamscape....

  3. Anonymous2:08 PM

    Shop at your favorite stores 24 hours a day. Why go to the mall when you can shop online and avoid the traffic


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