Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Itinerary

We'll have a full 12 months in Europe, and the question is: where shall we go? What started as a clear, straightforward picture (one month in Paris, 3 months in the corners of la belle France profonde, 2 months in Spain, 3 months in Italy and 3 months in Greece), has become a bit muddled. After watching Casablanca late one night, we say, let's take a quick ferry from Spain over to Paul Bowles' Morocco for a week. We're not particularly interested in Germany but have always wanted to visit Berlin, so let's add it to the list -- and while we're at it, why not see Prague, Budapest and Vienna? Dubrovnik is one of the world's up and coming travel destinations and we have a state department friend in Croatia, so let's stay there for a week on our way down to Greece. The itinerary is getting somewhat more fractured because my insatiable wanderlust is in a tug of war with our desire to settle down and actually live in select different places for months at a time. How do we balance these natural adversaries yet satisfy them both?

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