Somehow, taking three 8-year olds on an extended tour of Asia seems like a good idea.
Written Summer 2013
We are flying to Nepal in mid-September 2013. We have 6 weeks there, followed by a month in India. We arrive in India in the North and fly out from the very southern tip so I guess that month will involve some pretty immense journeys. From India we head to Sri Lanka for a month, then in January we’ll move on to Thailand, where we plan to base ourselves for the next 6 months or so, visiting as much of South-East Asia as our kids can bear. Money permitting we may also visit Bali but that’s far from certain.
Then, in July 2014, we fly home and try to re-acclimatize to the British weather, to school, to jobs, and to staying in one place for more than a few weeks at a time.
Written December 2013
After a lot more than 6 weeks, we are still in Nepal. Indian visas were prohibitively expensive so we decided to stay on. It meant we could linger in Chitwan National Park and we’d loved trekking in the Everest Region so we decided to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek, too.. then one of our girls fell and broke her leg meaning we had a week in hospital and had to spend another three weeks resting up (back in Chitwan).
So no India, nor Sri Lanka. But we’re still loving travelling and are looking forward to moving on to Thailand for Christmas.