We're looking forward to our short holiday in February! We talk about it almost everyday. It's nice to have something to look forward to, especially as the days get shorter and darker. Winter is definitely upon us. When I first arrived, I loved the winter. It was different, romantic, special. Now, it's just plain shitty- everyone is grumpy, it's cold, dark, nothing is open, you have to grab your coat before leaving and your feet might turn purple if you don't wear socks.
Initially, this was to be a cheap holiday. Celebrate CNY, do lots of necessary clothes & cosmetics shopping and that's it but of course, holidays never end up quite as free of frills as we expect so we started looking for short holidays. We settled on Langkawi but our schedule started to mess it up (Chinese New Year, 2 extended families) and we felt guilty for spending so much money on such a short trip (we're also going to Malaysia again in July and that's going to be an expensive holiday). We can be quite picky regarding our hotels since we like to be pampered. 400 euro per person for a 3day/2night at The Datai, Langkawi just seemed like a waste.
So, we finally agreed on a place I never thought I'd ever go. Port Dickson (shitty water-Straits of Melaka-,brown beaches)! It's also so much more affordable - 50 euro per person!- ,the hotel (Avillion Port Dickson) looks nice enough and best of all, it is only an hour away from KL/Melaka! I figured the Dutchman would need a break from my family, especially after the 30- people- living- in- one house- experience (which is what is going to happen during Chinese New Year).
I am so excited! So many things to look forward to in 2010!