What’s in store for 2016? Looking at the Calendar of Public Holidays, one is tempted to craft a Travel Itinerary to max out the vacation days. For me, it’s not relevant. I’m retired, remember? But such is not the case with the rest of my family and many of my friends. My travel buddies. And I’m sure you guys would love to design a holiday iti around these public holidays, right?
I did have a chance to go to Finland but only as far as Helsinki. Lapland has to wait for another visit to view the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). I am disappointed I have not yet gone to see Macchu Picchu. It’s always in my Priority List but because my travel buddies seem to prefer other sites, it remains on my list. From all indications I may have to do this alone. Like I went solo on my Camino.
I am not confident I can do South America this year. Instead, I’m bent on doing another Camino , this time from Viterbo to Rome. It’s the Holy Year and I don’t want to wait another 15-16 years for the next one. I was in Rome too back in 2000, the last Holy Year. Perhaps, I can firm up my travel plans while walking the last 100 kilometers of the Via Francigena. Bucket list or not, I’m going!