Since I returned Prague in September I have been giving a lot thought to my travel plans for 2013. Sadly I am not in a position where travelling on a full-time basis is an option. It is a case of balancing travel with work. Also because of finances I have decided to stick to Europe next year. Do not worry the rest of the world, your time will come.
I may have already mentioned in a previous post that my first trip will be to Vienna and Budapest in March, In total it will last twelve days including the travel time. I will be using Eurolines coach service from London. The reasons for choosing these cities were clear. I was in Vienna in 2011 but was confined to my dorm with food poisoning so I missed out on the delights of the city. Second time lucky I hope.
I felt on my last trip to Prague and Bratislava that I could have planned the trip better and allowed time to visit Budapest. I am particularly looking forward to visit as I had heard good things about the city.
My second trip I am really excited about. I had mentioned that I was looking to do a loop of the Balkans. The only thing that could hold me back would be the amount of time work would allow me to take off. On Tuesday I was given the good news that I could take three weeks off work. Now I can start planning for the Balkans in September. All I know at this moment is that the tour will start and finish in Zagreb. Which direction I take will be down to logistics. I am looking to take in the major cities in Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia.
Also 2013 will see me travelling more in the UK. Also I will be looking at the feasibility of planning a big trip where I would need to take a prolonged break from work. This has always been a dream of mine. At the least I should explore this. With my plans looking clearer I cannot wait for 2013.
Until the next time stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.