Thursday, January 31, 2013

73 days and counting...we booked our tickets!

It's official - we're heading to Ecuador for a month. We booked our tickets this morning, flying out on April 15th and back home on May 14th. We opted for a longer flight time with two stops, saved us $200. Guess the seats from JFK to Miami are harder to sell because it's cheaper to fly DCA->JFK->MIA->GYE than DCA->MIA->GYE. Go figure...LOL.

Yesterday our Amazon order arrived with the following items:
Frommer's looks like a good read; the pocket dictionary print is so small we have to use a magnifying bookmark that I had to read it, the Spanish phrase book is definitely a great buy, both the bag bungees and the digital scale are perfect for our needs and we've yet to open up the Immersion Spanish CDs.

The biggest apprehension for both of us is the language barrier. Fortunately we have made enough good contacts that we should be okay for the first few days. We will spend some time with the Immersion Spanish CDs though, trying to at least know a little bit. The only other apprehension is mine, a little nervous over the food and my digestive system. Hopefully it won't be an issue.

We're now making our lists of things we need to do before we leave, gotta love lists. Then we'll make a list of the things we want/need to accomplish while we are there. Needless to say, we're getting really excited now. I even put a count-down clock in the blog sidebar. WOOT!

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