02.04.2012 - 02.04.2012
The days seem to be slipping away, but thankfully the list of things to do also seems to be getting a tiny bit shorter. Work is over for me, so I can properly focus on the trip and finishing off the house/finance side of stuff before we go. It's starting to feel more real.
We booked the flights and worked out a rough itinerary a few months ago, but back then the route just consisted of random place names. We've got accomodation booked for the first few days in Lima, and then our first night in Ecuador. Logic was that we'd be so wound up with the preparations that we'd need a couple of weeks of proper holiday. Heading for the nearest beach to Guayaquil seemed like the answer. We're trying to keep our travelling pretty flexible so the specific beach/coastal town is still to be determined. I'm leaning towards Puerto Lopez, sleepy little fishing village with waffles and crepes for breakfast. Hell yes.
We're still keeping our minds open about the Galapagos islands, we don't want to spend big bucks as soon as we get to Ecuador, but if we can do the islands more on the cheap, then perhaps that's an option. Otherwise, there's the Poor Man's Galapagos which sounds pretty good. I'm starting to fall in love with the thought of travelling again, rather than feeling daunted by all the things we have to do in order to get there. It's going to be worth it.