Tuesday, November 2, 2010

11 Days and Counting

Less than 2 weeks until we leave for our South America vacay. I'm pretty excited about visiting SA, but Doc is beyond excited. This will be my first time to South America and Doc's second time (he's been to Peru and Venezuela).

We'll be leaving on Saturday the 13th and staying until December 1st. We fly from SFO to Miami, where we have a overnight stay (we did this to break up the long ass flight) and then from there we fly non-stop to Buenos Aires. Even with the layover, the travel time will be long and painful, but to make myself feel better, I always compare my flight times to when we went to South Africa...Hands down, the most painful 48 hours.

Doc loves to plan vacations, so we rarely ever do the typical "canned" tourist itinerary. He books all our plane flights, hotels, activities, everything...He even packs my passport for me so all I need to do is pack my clothes! This time we're starting out in Buenos Aires, Argentina and then flying down to the southern part of Argentina, to Patagonia where we'll spend several days hiking.

Since Patagonia is very close to Antarctica, we'll be hiking on glaciers and the weather will be pretty chilly. One of the highlights of our trip will be going to El Calafate. Supposedly, it's one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Argentinian Patagonia.

Our next stop after Patagonia will be Uruguay to visit Iguazu Falls, one of biggest waterfalls in the world. I'm not sure if I'm going to do this, but supposedly, you can take a raft/boat very close to the base of the waterfall and experience it up close, in person. I'm not sure if I'm brave enough for that.

And then, lastly, we'll spend the final days of our vacation in Brazil. Lying on the beach, relaxing until it's time to come home and get back to reality.

Hopefully, this will give me the break I need from all the TTC stress and leave me refreshed to start IVF #3 in January!


sienna said...

omg, this vacay sounds amazing!!! dh did argentina several years ago before we met and went to the same places. his pictures from that vacay were amazing!!! this trip sounds like exactly what you guys need right now. i hope you post lots of pics afterwards!! xoxo.

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

wow - sounds like a great vacation! Enjoy your break from the real world! Take lots of pictures!

Lisa said...

sounds like a wonderful vacation! enjoy every second of it :)

Anonymous said...

That trip sounds so amazing. I hope you have a great time and take lots of pictures. I need to take a vacation.

Anonymous said...

oooo, have SO much fun! where are you going in brazil? i spent a couple weeks on the beaches of salvador de bahia and morro de sao paulo. highly recommend the island!

please drink lots of good wine for me! i love a good malbec.