Next years holiday (maybe)?

Anatolian Sky's guletJust caught up with my weekend reading and the Guardian Travel had an article on boat holidays with a difference (You can check it out here...). Maybe next year! Smile 

Journey Latin America offer a cruise (see here...) on an ex-fishing boat visiting the fjords of Chile. Only four rooms (twins) but the trip offers pisco sours, dramatic scenery, the opportunity to spot dolphins and a potentially exciting journey to and from the boat, but we'd need to dress warm! Some of the other holidays offered by this company seem to be pretty interesting; it all warrants a bit more research. A Mediterranean alternative, is sailing on a Turkish gulet (see here... for Anatolian Sky's cruise and above for the picture). Suggested as a slow and peaceful way of travelling. Its about the same size as the Cahuella (eight passengers plus crew), but privacy may be a bit restricted as the walls are allegedly very thin. Maybe best to book the whole boat. In this case the experience will be the cruise, unless one travels via the Orient Express.

How about a Rice boat in Laos? Is there still a war going on there, I try not to visit war zones on my holiday. But Audley Travel (site may not be optimised for Mozilla) offer a river cruise on the upper Mekong . The boat looks fantastically in place and the cruise is part of a tour of Laos, although the food is allegedly fiercly hot as the Laotians seem to eat Chilli with everything. Should be Ok provided there's enough bread & beer. It's a long way to go though, may need to be done as part of a larger tour.

The article also reviews a trip on house boat in Kerala, India (See here...), where the food should again be excellent, this would need to be part of a Visit India project which I'd like to do, but havn't started planning yet. Whatever happens India Rail, the trip organisers may be a useful site to help plan that project. There's also the suggestion of rafting in the south of Sweden, which while cheaper, somehow seems too much hard work.

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