As we fade in to Fall 2004, it’s time to begin the annual destination selection for the following year.
For 2004, the plan was to visit London, South Korea, Brussels, Rio de Janiero, and Istanbul. Of those, the trips to London and South Korea have occurred roughly as planned. The trip to Brussels instead became a trip to Barcelona, while Rio (random Flyertalk thread of guy drugged and robbed while there) and Istanbul (proximity to Iraq, random bombings around Turkey) were postponed.
Now that 2005 is “around the corner”, it’s time to begin the planning. The short list of travel candidates this year include the following:
Italy (Rome and environs)
South Africa (Capetown)
And, if possible, I’m going to attempt to organize a group trip to Costa Rica.
But first, London in November.