I am in dubio....
Where shall I go for the 10 week summer break in June/July when it is here winter! So I want to get away say 8 weeks.
Greece or Bali??
When I think about Greece, I think about the Acropolis in Athens, Ancient theaters, Greek Archeology & Mythology, the Greek islands like Santorini, Mykonos with their gorgeous beaches. Greek food like olives, feta, seafood, souvlakia, ouzo, retsina, baklava, moussaka, spanakopita etc.
I could take some cooking classes and renew my Greek food knowledge! We used to live on Rhodes before, so I am familiar with Greece, but this time I would go to places I have never been before. I think the girls would be intrigued by the old culture of Greece.
But then again...
Bali is so Zen!
When I think of Bali, I think of all the temples, the rice terraces, the beaches, the colorful festivals, the peace & zen lifestyle, the culture, and of course the food! Balinese food is heavenly! All the spices and herbs... YUM YUM!
I grew up with Indonesian food because my dad ran a few Indonesian supermarkets in Germany and Holland when I was a child. He started with a driving supermarket only with Indonesian food, called a Warung Keliling who drove door to door in Indonesian suburbs. So I am very familiar with dishes like Gado Gado, Satay, Nasi and Bami Goreng but I could evolve my cooking skills by taking local cooking classes in the open air cooking schools in between those lush and green gardens... Sounds really good to me!
I know this is a luxury problem, both countries are great! Fun, but so different. So I have to think logistically, what is easier and better to arrange? Because staying 8 weeks in a hotel, or house during high season is not cheap!!
So I am exhausting my options and will let you know which one it will be... but in the meantime, which country would you go to!
I would love to know!