Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Somewhat-Great Trek.

OK, I'm not even done writing about New Mexico, but it's already time to move on. So file plates of enchiladas with grilled fish on the Mekong and streetfood in Phuket, among the many topics I've wanted to write about, but haven't had time to squeeze in. I promise I'll get to it all once I'm settled... hopefully.

We're departing from Albuquerque today on what will be the longest period of transit I've ever under taken. We're flying first to Chicago, staying three nights with a friend, flying to Frankfurt, waiting out a ten hour layover at the airport, then flying to Johannesburg. From there, we'll enjoy some time visiting around Gauteng, Limpopo, and Mpumalanga, before finally moving down to the Cape, where we will finally-- finally!-- settle down.

Of course, once we do get there, that's only the start once again.

Thanks for bearing with me during what will likely be a period of very infrequent postings! I'll try to see if I can squeeze in a post from Chicago. Hope everyone is doing well.

11 comments:

Robyn said...

Safe journey. There's some really excellent Thai food in Chicago, you know ... in case you're jonesing.

Tim said...

No Thai food. If you're going to Chicago, I'm going to be gravely disappointed in you if you don't eat pizza and hot dogs.

jess gonacha said...

good luck and safe travels! can't wait to hear all about it. :)

Heather Moore said...

Happy travels! And you'll be happy to hear that there's some Thai food here too - possibly more than when you were last in Cape Town.

Thanks for your comment on Skinny laMinx about seeing my stuff in ReadyMade. I had no idea! And funnily enough, my husband just gave me a subscription to that mag for Christmas. If it's not too much schlep, could you let me know in which issue you saw that mention?

Thanks,
Heather

Postcards and Coasters said...

I lived in Chicago... great city! But your going to freeze! Check out Oven Grinders, great food (but they only take cash).

Hope you have warm clothes. ;)

Lynne said...

be sure to gnaw some biltong for me:)

Jamie said...

Happy Travels!!! See you in Johannesburg.

Yoli said...

Of course we will bear with you! Happy travel Xander!

Kim Wildman said...

Send my love to Cape Town! It still remains, and will always be, home to me. Hopefully I'll be back later in the year.

previously.bitten said...

Pepto is always your friend when gorging on the deliciousness of our North American food.

Heather on her travels said...

Looking forward to hearing more about South Africa.