We’re off at the crack of dawn tomorrow morning, Catherine, Oliver and I, to fly to Munich by way of Halifax and Philadelphia. It’s a late fall vacation; maybe too late for crisp fall weather, but a vacation nonetheless.
Munich is the destination simply because that’s where U. S. Airways would fly us most cheaply in continental Europe closest to my current obsessions.
From Munich we immediately hop on a train for Basel (obsession) where we spend three days, then fly to Venice (another economic decision: 75 EUR for the three of us, taxes included) for three days (obsession, with likely some art on the side for others’ obsessions), then take the bus to Ljubljana (it’s surprisingly hard to cross from Italy to Slovenia and this was the handiest way) where we’ll overnight and then rent a car and head down into Croatia to look up some long-lost relatives (somehow navigating through the fact that we speak no Croatian and they no English) before coming back to Ljubljana, and taking the train back to Munich. The end of the trip is 2 days in Munich before we fly home on December 9.
It’s certainly not “slow travel,” and it’s the first time in a while that all three of us have traveled together.
I may pop in here on occasion; my new-fangled SIM card from Telestial claims to be able to automatically update this Travel Journal with our current location once a day and I’ll likely be unable to keep myself from tweeting from time to time.