Taken in Nikko, Japan 2009.
Can I ask your opinions please, lovely blog readers? I have noticed that JetStar have some insane types of airfares on right now, and I was thinking of taking advantage of them with my Mum once I've finished my thesis. (September, if you're curious).
Bizarrely, I am trying to decide whether to go to the Sunshine Coast in Oz, or to Tokyo! (Yes, a hefty price differential). But the background is this: I've never been away with just Mum - as the eldest of three girls, it was always all or nothing. And Mum's had a pretty rough run with a lot of health issues over the years, so hasn't always been well enough to go away. So we'd really like to do something with just the two of us.
So I sat down to make a list: where would I want to spend a week after my thesis?
-relaxing/refreshing. Good opportunity for quiet, close times.
-cheap (at $69 for 2 people, it almost seems impossible).
-not as interesting as Tokyo!
-can go to the beach in Sydney.
-Amazing opportunity to have together: imagine the stories to tell!
-Expensive (a bigger, but not impossible airfare).
-Might be tiring and exhausting post-thesis?
Every time I keep thinking "Ok, let's go to Sunshine Beach", then I think, "But we could do that any time in our future - it's going to be harder and harder to get to Japan". (I might, for example, get a 'real' job one day where it's hard to take holidays...)
So what do you think? Would it be madness to fly to Japan for a week? Better to have a beach holiday? Any thoughts/advice you have would be greatly appreciated! (Any lurkers: this is your time to shine! De-lurk and tell me what to do!!)
I will make a decision by Monday and let you know. Thanks!
*It's impossible to describe my love for Tokyo/Japan.