Oh. My. God. Booked my ticket! First stop is...
Trip Start Dec 10, 2011
60Trip End Sep 29, 2012
So the ticket is booked I leave on 6th January, just enough time to get everything sorted. Thanks to the lovely lady in STA Travel I have a great plan for my trip completed over two cups of tea and about four hours, that's a lot of chatting!
It's all subject to change of course, as I have an option with my ticket to make multiple date and time changes to my pre-booked flights so this gives me a bit of flexibility if I would like to stay somewhere longer, or even get out of there quicker!, here's the revised destinations...
Friday 06-Jan-12 Depart London via Madrid to San Jose, Costa Rica.
Thursday 02-Feb-12 Depart: San Jose, Costa Rica to Caracas, Venezuela.
Then after visiting Venezuela and making it to my friend's wedding, I am planning to go to Equador.
Wednesday 25-Apr-12 till 02-May-12.
I'm booked on the Gap Adventures Inca Discovery tour to walk the Inca Trail to see Maccha Piccu, Peru Then I am going to see where my travels take me further into South America.
Sunday 27-May-12. Depart from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Johannesburg, South Africa.
Spend roughly 16 days here in SA, possibly do the hop on/off bus from J'burg to Cape Town and back, visit the Kruger National Park, let's see! This was the surprise part of my trip as it was a better way to get to the South-east Asia and onto India part of my trip, plus as a bonus I saved about £350 on the flight costs giving me more dosh on a cool trip I'd like to do on the journey.
Wednesday 13-Jun-12. Depart J'burg, South Africa via Abu Dhabi arrive in Kuala Lumpur 14-Jun-12.
Visit around South-East Asia, need to apply for my visa for India here and book my flight to Delhi to arrive sometime in September.
September-12 (exact date to be confirmed) 2012 arrive in Delhi, India.
Visit Golden Triangle area, possibly Varanasi.
Go to Mumbai to visit friends, cannot wait for this part of the trip!I have wanted to visit India since I was fifteen years old, I remember doing a school project on interesting countries and I chose Incredible India, even after working with many colleagues from India I still did not manage to go, so finally I am!
Rest of trip is to decided later for my India part, but possibly head down South to Kerala, Goa before returning back to Mumbai, I know I would like to be in India for the 2012 Diwali celebrations which is this year from 10th November.
Leave Bombay/ Mumbai to London, late November/early December 2012.