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Revised Itinerary for Bangkok, Sri Lanka, and Maldives

Day

Place

Areas to Cover

 

Day 1 ~ Day 5

 

Bangkok

·                 Palaces

·                 Temples

·                 Visit friends

Day 6

 

Colombo

·                 Arrive in Colombo

Day 7

 

 

Colombo

·                  Visit high school

·                  High School Reunion

Day 8

 

Colombo

·                  Visiting temples

·                  Visit Old Colombo

Day 9

 

Colombo

·                  Fashion show at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel

Day 10~Day 11

Southern beaches

·                  Mount Lavinia

·                  Bentota

·                  Galle

·                  Hanbantota

·                  Yala

·                  Hickaduwa

Day 12 ~ Day 17

 

Hill country

·                  Adam’s Peak

·                  Horton Plains

·                  Nuwara Eliya

·                  Uda National Park

Day 17 ~ Day 19

 

Kandy

·                  Kandy

·                  Elephant orphanage

·                  Sinharaja Forest

Day 19 ~ Day 24

 

Cultural Triangle

·                  Dambulla

·                  Polanarua

·                  Annaradnapura

Day 24 ~ Day 22

Colombo

·                  Transferring to the Maldives

Day 22 ~ Day 26

Maldives

·                  Maldives

Day 26 ~ Day 29

Colombo

·                  Back to Colombo to meet with journalists

 

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The Model United Nations Team Goes to The Hague

One of my blogger buddies from Findland just posted a picture of her at this same castle I was at in 1993, so I decided to write about it and my trip there.

January 1993

                   This time we represented the Maldives (I think we were given this country because the Maldives is very close to Sri Lanka and is also a very small country).  This tournament was going to take a lot of planning on our part.

          Not only was there going to be a lot of research involved, but we had to figure out how we were going to get there. 

          Flying to Europe was not going to be easy with all the costs involved.  We were going to need a sponsor.  KLM became our sponsor

           Upon touchdown in Amsterdam I saw the Alps covered in snow from my airplane window.

View from the Airplane

View from the Airplane

          After arriving in Amsterdam, we had to take a 2-hour train ride to The Hague.  Most of us had never been on an express train like this before.  It was both exciting and nerve racking at the same time.  

On the Train to The Hague.

On the Train to The Hague.

          The next day, the debates started.  As I walked into the main room, I could feel my heart start to pound.  I had never seen this many people in a room ever.  The theater was two levels, which was filled with delegates representing all the countries of the world.  It took us a while to find our reserved seats.

          On the last day, we went back to Amsterdam to see the Muiderslot Castle.

Inside the Debate Room

Inside the Debate Room

At the Castle

At the Castle

            

The Castle

The Castle


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Places to Visit in Bangkok, Sri Lanka, and Maldives

Photographs from Maldives

Photographs from Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photographs from Maldives

Photographs from Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photographs from Maldives

Photographs from Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photographs from Maldives

Photographs from Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Maldives

English: Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Photographs from Maldives

Photographs from Maldives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sorry for posting a blog more than once in a day.  I try not to do this as I know you are all very busy people, but I wanted to post this before I get more busy today.  This is my revised schedule.  Again, please let me know if you think I am missing anything.  Another reminder to 28 days to go!.

Day

Place

Areas to Cover

 

Day 1 ~ Day 4

 

Bangkok

·                 Palaces

·                 Temples

 

Day 4 ~ Day 6

 

Colombo

·                 Temples in Colombo

 

Day 7

OSC

·                  Visiting Overseas School (my high school)

Day 8 ~ Day 12

Southern beaches

·                  Galle Fort

·                  Yala National Park

·                  Bentota

·                  Mt Lavinia

Day 12 ~ Day 17

 

Hill country

·                  Adam’s Peak

·                  Horton Plains

·                  Nuwara Eliya

·                  Uda National Park

Day 17 ~ Day 19

 

Kandy

·                  Kandy

·                  Elephant orphanage

·                  Sinharaja Forest

Day 19 ~ Day 24

 

Cultural Triangle

·                  Dambulla

·                  Polanarua

·                  Annaradnapura

Day 24 ~ Day 22

 

Colombo

 

Day 22 ~ Day 26

 

Maldives

·                  Maldives

Day 26 ~ Day 29

 

Colombo

 

Map of the Area I be Visiting

Map of the Area I be Visiting

Traffic waiting at a busy intersection in cent...

Traffic waiting at a busy intersection in central Bangkok. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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To Do List for Trip

I have added my to do list in case you are interested.  Let me know if you think I should add anything.  The ones I have crossed off, I have already done.  Can you say 29 days to go!

                  1.      Register at state.gov

                  2.      Call health insurance company

                  3.      Get shots

                  4.      Unlock phones

                  5.      Contact newspaper companies in Sri Lanka

                  6.      Make appointment with my high school

                  7.      Get permission to visit national parks

                  8.      Contact magazine companies in Korea

                  9.      Inform Lonely Planet

                 10.  Get glasses

                 12.  Order from REI

                       13.  Contact blogs in Korea

                 14.  Apply for a credit card

                 15.  New business cards

                 16.  Contact tour companies in Sri Lanka

                      17.  Upload pictures to categories

                 18.  Contact American Embassy

                 19.      Get visas

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