South America and Central America, or Africa and the Middle East? Cast your vote on the right sidebar and help us decide which region to visit first.
Update (January 30, 2009): The poll is now closed. See the results and comments below. For more information regarding our decision, go here.
Good Thing We Haven’t Purchased Any Airline Tickets Yet
If you read our Where We’re Going page, you’ll see that we originally planned to visit the Middle East and Africa in 2009, with Central and South America to follow. But recent conversations suggest that maybe we should consider the Americas first.
We’d love to hear your thoughts on why you voted the way you did and we invite you to help shape our itinerary. Please leave comments and suggestions at the end of this post or send us an email with your suggestions of places to visit and thoughts on people and organizations with whom we should connect.
While our style of planning and travel – leaving all options open until the very last minute – may not work for others, it has served us well. For example, we decided to visit China while traveling through Turkmenistan; we inserted Burma into our itinerary on the fly. More recently, we opted to extend our stay in the United States so Audrey can carry a flag for Peace Corps in the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Parade.
We’ll keep you posted on what we decide.
A Note of Thanks
We sincerely appreciate your comments and support. As a small token of thanks, we will send a small 2009 wall calendar made from handmade Nepalese paper to three randomly selected commenters on this post.