The random thoughts of an architect-turned- lawyer from the deep south living in Washington, DC...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Round-the-World Trip

Okay, we met, laid out maps, reviewed emails and WonL comments and I think we have a pretty good first draft of our trip planned. I'd love to know if anyone has any thoughts on any of these places!

(3 days) Hawaii - not sure where yet, just want to break up that brutal flight to Australia...besides: getting lei'd and sipping mai thais...sign us up!

(12 days) Australia - Sydney, Brisbane, Hunter Valley for winery tours, Dubbo for sleeping in a zoo, then heading north to Cairns for some snorkeling/scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Since it will be winter over there and downright freezing, we are going to skip Melbourne and New Zealand

(7 days) Thailand - Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai

(4 days) India - Agra to visit the Taj Mahal and possibly New Delhi

(3 days) Dubai - amazing architecture/construction (including indoor Ski slopes) and good shopping and beaches too

(7 days) Greece/Turkey cruise - Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Istanbul, etc.

(7 days) Egypt - Cairo

(5 or so days) Antigua - after Egypt, my traveling companion has to return home for a wedding. However, my cousin just got into medical school in Antigua so I'll keep going.