Alright, so after a rather hectic couple of months, I’m back…I think 😛
A lot has been going on, the details of which, I will not bore you with. Bottom line: travel funds and time are a lot more limited this year. I’ll be headed back to Vancouver again in May for a couple of weeks. That one will be a mix of work and vacation.
The rest of the year was empty until, courtesy of a reminder email regarding some expiring points, I was struck by inspiration.
I had been planning on trekking in Nepal this spring, but it just didn’t work out. Instead, I’ve decided to cash in on that free flight I’ve been sitting on for the last couple of years. I figured I would put it to good use by choosing the most expensive flight I could find. Soooo *cue drum roll* I’ll be heading to Easter Island in September.
Rapa Nui, as its known by the locals, has long been on my “some day” list. Being a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, it has always been a destination that I figured I would tack on to a longer trip. Perhaps I would add it as a side trip from South America, or make my way there while island hopping in the South Pacific. Visiting the island as a destination in itself really didn’t make much sense with flights in the range of $2500.
Even with the free flight, this trip is a bit nuts – I’ll be looking at about 18 hours of flight time for only a few days on the island. To break things up and maximize the reward for effort, I’ll be spending a couple of days in Santiago, Chile as well. It’s going to be a long 6 months waiting for this one!