Now, the difficult decision is whether to take (and therefore lose), the new R4YL magazine or not . . . .
Bon Voyage everyone. I'll be in touch :)
I'm going to miss having a handy keyboard at my beck and call . . . but I'm sure that there will be compensations!!
Our travel plans are, as always, very flexible, with only bookings made for the flights in and out of Australia to Bangkok, returning to Bangkok from Ha Noi, a few nights accomodation in Ha Noi in a cheap hotel in the old quarter that Bob stayed in and enjoyed on his cycling tour last July, and a room to doss in at the airport after we arrive around 11:00 pm.
Nevertheless, Bob has done more research for this trip and any other, despite it being one of the shortest, at six weeks.
I fear that this isn't the latest version of Bob's (very rough) plan, but here goes - I'm conscious that having information on my blogsite is useful for me when we are travelling.
Tuesday 14 March Fly Canberra Sydney QF 1424
Fly Sydney Bangkok BA 10
Film and TV Channels
1. Movie Prime View Details
2. Movie Jarhead View Details
3. Movie Breakfast on Pluto View Details
4. Movie The Greatest Game Ever Played View Details
5. Movie Pride and Prejudice View Details
6. Movie The Legend of Zorro View Details
7. Movie The End of the Affair View Details
8. Movie Keeping Mum View Details
9. Movie Good Night and Good Luck View Details
10. Movie Spider-Man View Details
11. TV Comedy View Details
12. TV Comedy View Details
13. TV Sport View Details
14. TV Explore View Details
15. TV Documentary View Details
16. TV Business Life TV View Details
17. Family Movie Chicken Run View Details
18. TVCartoon Network View Details
Shuttle to Quality Suites Hotel Booking Ref:
Wednesday 15 March Train from Airport to Ayuthaya, the old imperial capital
Spend a couple of days exploring.
Friday 17 March Train Ayuthaya to Chiang Mai (11-12 hours)
Saturday 18 March Morning Bus to (3 hours)
Sunday, Monday Trekking etc around Chiang Rai
Tuesday 21 March Afternoon Bus to Chiang Khong (2 1/5 hours)
Wednesday 22 March Ferry across Mekongto Huay Xai, Laos. Then slow boat to Luang Prabang, an UNESCO world heritage site, via Pak Beng. (2 days on boat).
Thursday 23 March Arrive Luang Prabang. Stay ?6 nights Happy Birthday, PRB!
Wednesday 29 March Bus from Luang Prabang to Vientiane (7 hours) Stay 4 nights.
Sunday 2 April Bus from Vientiane to Pakse (10-15 hours) Stay overnight.
Monday 3 April Slow Boat to to the town of Champasak. (1 1/2 hours). Stay 2 nights.
Monday, Tuesday Explore Wat Phu Champasak.
Wednesday 5 April Slow Boat to Don Khon (4-5 hours). Stay 2 nights.
Thursday 6 April Explore the Island of Dong Khong.
Friday 7 April Bus from Don Khong to Pakse (3 hours). Stay overnight.
Saturday 8 April Bus from Pakse to the Bolaven Pateau. (2 hours) Mmmm. Coffee. Stay 2 nights.
Sunday 9 April Cheer on Canberra Marathoners. Ride elephant. Happy Birthday 8th Birthday Sarah!
Monday 10 April Bus to Savannakhet. (8 hours). Stay overnight. Dhong Ha, Da Nang, My Son, Hoi An,
Wednesday 19 April Train from Hue to Ha Noi (overnight)
Thursday 20 April Stay at Camilla 2 Hotel in the Old Quarter, Ha Noi
Tuesday 25 April Fly Ha Noi to Bangkok on Air Asia.
Fly Bangkok to Australia QF002
Wednesday 26 April Fly to Canberra QF
Hartley Lifecare Fun Run 5k 17 November Wagga Tri-ants Duathlon 10k/40k/5k 30 October ACTVAC Half Marathon 21.1k 28 August Canberra Half Marathon 15 May injured
Year to Date
Chip Time (3:47:13) Sydney 2005