Trip Becoming a Reality

"I'm leaving on a jet plane, my bags are packed and I don't know when I will be back again." - OK, so none of that is true :) not sure 747s etc qualify as jet planes, my bags are not packed and I do know when I will be back again.

I finally booked my trip. It has been a long process and the trip has been significantly shortened and changed but I think the essence is still there. I am leaving on the 10th of May, and getting back on the 27th of September.

My "RTW" trip will cover these countries;
  • Germany (11 - 18 May)
  • UK (18 - 24 May)
  • USA (24 May - 14 August
  • Canada (see time in States)
  • Japan (15 - 29 August)
  • Australia (30 August - 17 September)
  • Egypt (18 - 27 September)

In Japan I will be doing an Imaginative Traveller tour starting on the 15th of August and in Egypt I will be doing a Contiki tour starting on the 19th of September. If you are keen on any of them, please join me. :)

Oh yes, and I finally found the perfect travel backpack. It is made by a German company called Deuter and has all sorts of little pockets and features. Specifically it is the Traveller 80 + 10 and what I like about it, is that the zip opens most the way around so you can get at things like you would in a suitcase, it has a detachable day-pack, fold-away shoulder straps... and the list goes on. I can not wait to get started. :)

If you have comments or suggestions please get in touch. That's all for now.:)

Lost in Translation

I am just busy trying to work out my daily expenses in order to get an estimate of how much foreign exchange I will require. And in doing so I somehow got to the homepage of the first hotel I will be staying in. Have a look at the pages below, I think either English is a much more succinct language or they grew tiered of translating :)

English Page

Japanese Page

Currencies I will require on my trip:

  • Euro (EUR)
  • Pound Sterling (GBP)
  • US Dollar (USD)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Yen (JPY)
  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Egyptian Pound (EGP)

(I have included ZAR price for the last 12 months as a link)