Herman and I leave on February 4 and return on February 28. Packing will be a challenge as each of us can take only one 50-lb. suitcase and we have to pack for all kinds of differing climates: Lima, Cusco, and Macchu Picchu; Easter Island; Samoa; the Great Barrier Reef (Australia); Angkor Wat, Cambodia; Chengdu, China; Lhasa, Tibet; the Taj Mahal; Tanzania; Luxor, Egypt and the pyramids; and Marrakech, Morocco.
We went to the ECU International Travel Clinic in November and December for six immunizations which were required for the trip. Herman had to spend a lot of effort getting VISAs for various countries which require them. I wish I had had time to read more about each destination but will have time on the plane to catch up.
This trip is a dream come true for me for many reasons. Ellen DeGeneres paid for a young staff seargeant and his wife to go on this trip and it'll be their honeymoon as they've never had one. Won't it be fun to have this couple in the group?