I have a headache. It took me all afternoon. I'm exhausted. But it's done. I finally booked the airline tickets to Bangladesh and am so excited (and to be honest, nervous). My friend Kim and I are now set to go.
You might think we just get on a plane and go from Toronto to Bangladesh, but oh no - it is much more elaborate than that. Since we have to stopover somewhere along the way to get to Bangladesh from Canada, hubby and I decided that I would make that stopover in France. Then he would come along for the first part of the trip and we could spend a little over a week together in France in celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary (from this past February). We will be staying with our French friends for most of the time and see the sites in and around Normandy.
So here is how the summer is looking:
First I go to France for a little over a week.
Then I'll be flying to Bangladesh via Abu Dhabi, where I will meet up with Kim who is travelling directly there from Toronto.
|Traffic Jam in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Indiamike)|
We will be teaching at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed just outside of Dhaka in Bangladesh for a month.
Then Kim's husband and daughter will be joining us and the four of us will travel to India for a week. Our plan it to go to Darjeeling in the Himalayas - for a cup of tea (haha). Seriously though, we hope to travel on the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway, which is a narrow-gauge steam train built in 1880 and is now a UNESCO world heritage site and do some hiking in the Himalayan foothills.
|Photo by Arne Huckelheim (Wikipedia)|
Then for the last two nights we hope to stay at the Glenburn Tea Estate, a working tea estate and boutique hotel, just outside of Darjeeling. When Malcolm saw the pictures of the Glenburn Tea Estate on a previous post (see here) he asked if we would be going there, because that is where the tea shop he goes to near the University of Waterloo purchases some of their tea. I was flabbergasted that Malcolm would have heard of this tea estate that I will be going to half-way around the world - amazing!
|Glenburn Tea Estate|