Wednesday, August 19, 2009

the return

i'm sorry i have been mia recently. my entire family just returned from a 2 week romp through southeast asia. with only one case of malaria and another case of the swine flu (seriously), we had a lot of fun and we're all back in one piece.

i spent 7 years of my childhood in remote places like liberia and the philippines and then later nigeria and indonesia and i guess, took advantage of it. mr. uva had never traveled anywhere that needed a passport. this had never really been an issue for me. i've sort of morphed into a home-body and gave up on thoughts that i too would be shipping my future children to the ends of the earth every three or four years.

my older sister has the travel bug and needed her husband to understand that piece of her. this meant that poor brother-in-law was to be headed for nigeria for summer vacation. i guess it didn't scare him away because since then, the two have lived in argentina, costa rica, and now hong kong.

mr. uva may be a changed man after this trip. he loved it. he also spent a serious stretch of time with my whole family - parents and siblings combined and has some new views on the serious craziness (i mean crazyyy) that runs through our genes.

i might not be able to lock away the passport again for a while. i may have created a monster - mr. uva is raring to go (as soon as we have some money) and the honeymoon plans may be getting a little more exciting.

what do you think:
a. beach for a relaxing week
b. backpacking around europe
c. safari in south africa

(maybe all three!)

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Blogger Miss Chevy Chase said...

I would say Safari in Africa because it's amazing and still relaxing, but if Mr. UVA has never been to Europe, then I like the backpacking option, except that you might be too exhausted from the wedding to pack your days with sightseeing. So, you should head to the French or Italian Riviera or the Italian lake country and relax on the beach for a few days, then travel around Europe sightseeing after you've recovered a bit!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 12:25:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Fairfax said...

yeah I think you could do the beach thing along with either of the other two. I have to push the safari in South Africa option, because it's a wonderful country and not as common as a destination. you just haven't lived till you've been in a little safari jeep at dusk, praying that the rhino 30 feet away doesn't decide to charge your vehicle.. ;) also the beaches are great along the western and eastern cape! (I studied abroad there, keep dreaming of going back someday)

Thursday, August 20, 2009 11:20:00 AM  

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