It’s Canada Day this Friday, which means a long weekend is coming up. Which means we are getting ready for a new adventure!
In the Wanderlust household, we have a bit of a hard time with the decision-making process. I tend to make hasty improperly thought-out decisions. When it comes to vacations, I like to book well in advance and the have time to prepare. Jude, on the other extreme, must thoroughly research every aspect and weigh all the pros and cons before finally making a decision, which often comes at the last minute.
We’ve been talking about this upcoming weekend’s travel plans for weeks, since we couldnt get our act together last long weekend and ended up staying home. Our initial plan was to go to Kaliningrad (what used to known as East Prussia) and the Curonian Spit. But by the time we got around to booking flights, our only return option was a late-night return flight- a deal-breaker. Then it was Estonia by train. Then Sochi (host of the 2014 Winter Olympics). A tour of Russia’s Golden Ring. Belarus. Finland. Siberia. Tatarstan. Armenia. Azerbaijan. We just could not settle on a destination.
After a particularly heated debate on Friday night, we agreed that we had to not only make a decision by Charlotte’s bedtime the next night, but to avoid any change of heart, we had to book plane/train tickets as well.
Saturday afternoon saw Jude typing away furiously on the ipad as I shot down one idea after another. And then he suggested Berlin. And there was silence. And then the golden moment happened, when we smiled at each other and nodded, and knew that finally- FINALLY- a decision had been made. So Berlin it is.
I’ve been through Germany many many times, but have yet to see anything past a train station or airport. Jude passed through Berlin many years but only for a few hours. Kid-friendly, reasonably-priced flights, good beer, clean and civilized. Berlin, here we come!