It looks like I am not going to Japan this year--can't afford it. As of now, Prague is very high on my list. I also want to go to Amsterdam and Budapest. I hope I can get 3 weeks off work. 2 weeks is never enough especially when you pay too much just to fly to Europe.
If all goes well, I will embark on my third European trip. I love Europe; can't get enough of it. Originally, I wanted to leave in September but now I want to go in May. (This way, I'd have enough time to recover financially for another destination, possibly Caribbeans, the end of this year). So, what does this mean for me? It means I'll have to start buying guide books, planing and many other crap I have to do. I think I am doing ok financially that is because I decided not buy the Canon 5D (12MP) after all. I'll have to use my existing film cameras. It's freaking pain in the ass to scan the slides. What can I do, though? Canon 5D is $4,000 and it's only 12MP. I think I'll have to wait for a cheaper 16MP camera in the future.
In the mean time, I am saving some money to get the 90mm lens for my XPAN II. I can do photojournalistic work better with this lens than the 45mm.