Now that I’ve wrapped up my series of 2012 retrospectives, it’s time to look ahead. I’ve got something very special planned for the first few months of this year. It’s also going to mean some temporary changes for the blog, though not a hiatus — see end of post for details.
Next week, I embark on a three-month trip through Asia — Malaysia, Thailand, India, and Nepal. My travelling partner and I are beyond excited, and a little overwhelmed. I haven’t done a trip like this in many years, and never outside of Europe, while he’s been to India only once, as a child.
We’ll be travelling largely on our own, one or two steps up from backpacker dorm territory — packing light, staying in guesthouses that are as basic as we can stand (Where is that line for us? Stay tuned…), moving around on trains and buses, and eating fairly cheaply (with all due precautions, of course). But we expect to be visiting areas of high tourism for the most part, steering clear of anything too adventurous or off the beaten track — at least this time!
And before you ask: no, the house will not be standing empty!
Because we’ll be travelling at a slower pace, I’ll still be blogging. (And working on a novel!) Monday posts will continue to be about books, movies, and other media. The rest of the week will feature travel-related posts, although you’ll see similar topics and themes to those I write about normally. Posting may be a little sporadic. So will my ability to respond to comments…but rest assured I’ll see them eventually.
Oh — and yes, there will be pictures!