Traveling in Spain
We are currently traveling in Spain, having left Portugal, and I’ll soon be posting about our experiences in Georgia, Portugal, and Spain. We’ll be leaving Spain soon and returning to the United States for a few weeks to see our family and friends, and then we will be off again, most likely to South America. Our latest post is about how much we liked the Baltic States, along with some mixed feelings about some politics in Lithuania. If you’d like to read it you can get to it by scrolling down to the bottom of this page or selecting “Latest” from the Postcards From the Road menu. If it’s your first time visiting our website you can also view our posts from the beginning of our trip by selecting “From the Beginning” from that menu. You can also use that menu to view our posts by category, and I’ll be adding more categories as we travel (I’m currently working on a “What We Have Learned” post). You can be notified of new posts by entering your email address in the Subscribe to Blog Via Email section in the sidebar and clicking “Subscribe”.
You can see where we are, and have been, on the map. A blue pin on the map shows you where we are now, or if we are traveling, where our next stop is. If you tap on the blue pin, you’ll be able to read our posts from wherever we are.
The green pins mark the places we have visited, and you can click on one to read the posts from that country. The red pins are the places we may be going to. As of now, we haven’t decided where to go next, so stay tuned.
While our journey is generally unstructured, for practical reasons (international flights are much cheaper booked with frequent flyer miles or in advance), or because reservations are required (Machu Picchu and the Trans Siberian railroad don’t work if you just show up), or just because that’s when something is happening (The Berlin Festival of Lights), we have some dates we are committed to. I’ve used normal font for destinations we are definitely going to, and italics for those we’d like to get to — but for how long, and even if we get there at all, we’ll decide as we travel. You may notice that some destinations are only cities, Berlin and Beijing, for example, because we intend to return in the future and explore the rest of Germany and China, respectively.
This is our latest plan. It will probably change, although it hasn’t yet, and when it does you can see the changes we make here. After all, who knows what will end up happening on the road?
July 29, 2015: Kaliningrad, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Slovenia, Lviv
September 22, 2015: Berlin
October 15, 2015: Peru
November 8, 2015: New Zealand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Vietnam, Thailand
April 30, 2015, 2016: Bhutan
May 14, 2016: Beijing, Xian, Shanghai
June 2, 2016: Mongolia
June 15, 2016: Russia, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Eastern Europe, Central Europe, Portugal, Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco
November 2016: California
Notice that most of the places in Central Europe for the period July 29th to September 22nd of 2015 are in italics, and based on our style of travel, we are not going to get to all of them. (We may spend more time there after Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in July of 2016.) Whatever happens, I’ll post changes to our plans and why we made them.
We’re planning to go through South America starting in December 2016, and then back to Europe. After that we’d like to visit more of the Far East and Southeast Asia, South Asia, Australia and the South Pacific, the Silk Route, the Middle East, and the rest of Europe.
As we decide, I’ll update the map and our list and post our new plans as well.
How we decided where to go, and when to go there, was an interesting process in and of itself. You can read about how we did it here.
You’ll see some links to commercial websites such as Airtreks (who we bought our tickets through),and a few others. These are places we actually use, and if you click on a link and purchase something, we do get a very small (and I mean very small) commission, which we use to offset the costs involved in creating and maintaining our website.
Lisbon Was Our Introduction to PortugalDecember 3, 2016
A Side Trip to the Republic of GeorgiaNovember 10, 2016
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