Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vacation to Somewhere

Lily, Ryan, Kevin and I have decided that we should all take a vacation together. One of the major benefits to all of us going together is that we can afford a better place to stay. When Ryan & I go somewhere we don’t splurge that often when it comes to hotels. The villa in Bali was very affordable, the cruise was practically free, we chose smaller boutique hotels in Europe and we almost never go for anything expensive in China. Lily & Kevin are pretty much the same – and they stay with family whenever they go back to Canada. With all 4 of us we can aim a little higher.

We don’t know where we’re going, but we know it will be in August. That’s the only time all of us can take time off all at the same time. August isn’t the best time of the year to go on vacation – especially since most of the world is hotter than usual and a lot of other people are also on vacation – but that’s when it’s going to be. Hong Kong is hot and very humid in August, so I’m sure it won’t be too difficult to adjust to the heat & humidity of wherever we go.

Right now we’re trying to decide where to go. I’m open to pretty much anywhere that doesn’t treat women like property. Ryan wants to get out of Asia, but will settle for getting away from China or anything Chinese. So Singapore or any place with a large Chinese influence is out. Lily wants to stay away from war zones. Kevin prefers somewhere with exotic food. That could be almost anywhere, except Canada and the United States. That’s not exotic to any of us.

Usually whenever I go somewhere, I have very little time to plan anything. All of my trips since I’ve lived in Hong Kong seem like they’ve been at the last minute. This time there’s plenty of time to pick a good place and get everything right. We should have more than enough time to get visas if we need them and find a nice place to stay.

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