Friday, September 07, 2007

Where in the World Will Alexis Be?

One perk to all the traveling Matt does for work is the airline miles. So we decided to take advantage and last night we booked a trip for our big 10th anniversary in April.

So where are we going you ask? Disney? Nope!
The Grand Canyon? Nope!
How about Paris or even Europe? While we originally planned on a trip across Spain, Italy and France, the lukewarm weather made us rethink that idea.

Tired of guessing yet? I'll give you a hint. I am looking forward to beaches, riding on an elephant (yes you read that right an elephant!!) and eating lots of rice.

We are going to Southeast Asia!

We leave April 4 and fly into Singapore and come back on April 13. We are thinking of spending a day or two in Singapore then most likely heading to Phuket, Thailand. Of course who knows where we will end up or how many stops we will make along the way once I start really researching and planning (which of course I am sure will start today!) There are so many possibilities with the cheap flights between SE Asia countries and even Australia, trains and buses.

Anyone been to this part of the world before? Matt has gone for work, but somehow I don't think going through the jungle and peeing in a hole in the ground is on my list of "to-dos" this trip so his experience won't be much help. I'd love some travel suggestions. In the meantime, Frommers here I come!


SuperMom said...

That's so exciting, Alexis! What a fantastic anniversary trip!!!

Michelle said...

Wow! I'm sure it will be a great time! Have fun!!

Tracey said...

Oh come on, I hear you really haven't lived till you've peed in a hole in Asia! ;c) Seriously, that sounds like a fabulous trip! I'm totally jealous.

lil ole' me..... said...

Oooh! This is super-exciting! What a great way to spend your 10th Anniversary.

I had a friend who lived in China for a year and she was able to do alot of traveling... she kept a travel blog, on my sidebar- Ray Ray. If you have extra time, you should check it out. It's been a long time since I read her posts, but she may have tips on places to see or not to see....

LiLi said...

LOL, watch out for the squatty potties!!! They are everywhere!!! And DO NOT let them put ice in your drinks!!! It's better to drink them warm than to get the lovely stomach virus!

In all seriousness... You WILL LOVE IT! Remember, when I worked, I worked with that part of the world. Such an amazing place! Singapore is probably going to be one of the cleanest places you have EVER seen in your life... and do NOT chew gum there. (Think Disney World!) Phuket, Thailand is AMAZING!!! You are going to have the time of your life, and you and Matt deserve it!

I hope you take a million pictures to share!

it's me, Val said...

So I guess last minute you were contemplating Brazil? What made the ultimate decision for you?

I can't believe you booked them! You guys will have an amazing experience.

mama2dibs said...

Wow! And what a perk that is! I've been to Canada. Does that count?

oh amanda said...

I'm so jealous! How exciting. I hope you'll be live blogging while you're there! ;)

Karen said...

Wow--really late on this, but enjoy! My friends traveled to Thailand to pick up their daughter. They brought their son with them, who was probably 5 at the time.

Happy 10th!