Hello all and a very Merry Christmas to you and your families!
Just to let you know I will not be updating this blog for a while as we are off to India for four weeks!
We’re planning on spending Christmas day in Pondicherry, which is an old french colony; visiting a wildlife park where you can help wash elephants, spend some time chilling out in the tea plantations of Ooty and cruise the back waters of Kerala in a houseboat which has been converted from an old rice barge, amongst other things. The houseboats come complete with a helmsman and a cook!
I know, if you have been reading my blog at all you will say to yourself, “haven’t they just moved to Australia from NZ?” and “isn’t travel just a big doodad?”
The answer is yes of course, but travel is a passion of ours and we could never give it up. You gotta live! Also, travelling in Asia is as “cheap as chips” and we won’t be staying in flash hotels or eating in expensive restaurants. We’ll be travelling by train or bus (hopefully not on the roof!).
Our son (pictured) is looking forward to having curry for Christmas dinner! He’s a great traveller.
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and I’ll let you know how we got on when we get back in late January. Don’t forget to tune back in then.
All the best for 2010!