Around the World trip

8 years of dreams and dreaming have come to be a reality. Can't say that many dreams that we think up 8 years back ever come to fluition, but this one has and we are off. 1 month for every year of dreaming. 4 continents and ~15 countries. You can follow the dream from here.

  • 305 days (15 Jun 2005 - 15 Apr 2006)
  • 79162 km (49189 miles)
  • 20 countries
  • 139 entries (25881 words)
  • 628 photos
  • 3.7 ratings (502 votes)
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Day Journal date: Country Place Title Distance Media Rating
1 Jun 15, 2005 01:36 United States El Paso » Adios to El Paso 0 km 1.6 (14 votes)
10 Jun 24, 2005 14:43 Denmark Jels » The Best Day of my Life! 8582 km [*] (1) 1.8 (13 votes)
18 Jul 02, 2005 18:55 Kenya Crater Lake » Stop #1 - Kenya 15298 km [*] (6) 2.7 (7 votes)
27 Jul 11, 2005 16:30 Kenya Naivasha » Hell's Gate 15318 km [*] (2) 2.3 (19 votes)
27 Jul 11, 2005 16:38 Tanzania Kilimanjaro » Kilimanjaro 15868 km [*] (2) 2.4 (13 votes)
32 Jul 16, 2005 18:35 Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater » Three day safari 16237 km [*] (3) 3.9 (17 votes)
33 Jul 17, 2005 09:04 Rwanda Kigali » Kigali, Rwanda 16866 km [*] (2) 2.4 (17 votes)
35 Jul 19, 2005 03:50 Rwanda Ruhengeri » Gorilla Trekking 16935 km [*] (6) 4.9 (24 votes)
38 Jul 22, 2005 05:54 Uganda Kabale » Kisoro to Kabale road 17105 km 2.9 (8 votes)
40 Jul 24, 2005 22:05 Uganda Murchison Falls National Park » Murchison Falls and Rebels 17411 km [*] (4) 2.6 (12 votes)
41 Jul 25, 2005 06:08 Uganda Kampala » Kampala 17632 km [*] (2) 3.9 (19 votes)
45 Jul 29, 2005 06:14 Kenya Masai Mara Game Reserve » Masai Mara National Park 17958 km [*] (2) 4.8 (21 votes)
45 Jul 29, 2005 06:59 Mauritius Mahébourg » Dodos in Mauritius 21215 km [*] (1) 3 (6 votes)
48 Aug 01, 2005 20:19 Madagascar Antananarivo » Magical Madagascar 22296 km [*] (2) 4.7 (15 votes)
50 Aug 03, 2005 08:33 Madagascar Miandrivazo » Tsirbinha river trip 22522 km [*] (5) 3.6 (9 votes)
53 Aug 06, 2005 08:54 Madagascar Morondava » Lounging in Morondava 22673 km 4.4 (7 votes)
54 Aug 07, 2005 19:38 Madagascar Miandrivazo » 100km to Miandrivazo 22824 km [*] (1) 4.9 (7 votes)
56 Aug 09, 2005 08:38 Madagascar Antoetra » Zafimaniry Villages 23074 km [*] (3) 3 (6 votes)
59 Aug 12, 2005 09:07 Madagascar Ranomafana » Ranomafana National Park 23413 km [*] (4) 3.3 (17 votes)
68 Aug 21, 2005 12:51 Madagascar Île Sainte-Marie » Island Paradise of Madagascar 23676 km [*] (1) 3 (6 votes)
71 Aug 24, 2005 12:38 Madagascar Antananarivo » Crazy but wonderful Madagascar 24021 km 4.3 (6 votes)
72 Aug 25, 2005 18:35 Madagascar Antananarivo » Numb to the guilt in Tana 24021 km 3 (1 votes)
74 Aug 27, 2005 17:12 Mauritius Port Louis » Back to the land of Dodos 25078 km [*] (2) 3 (4 votes)
75 Aug 28, 2005 15:39 India Delhi » Hello India 30913 km [*] (2) 3 (6 votes)
78 Aug 31, 2005 04:30 India Leh » Out of the Fire and into the Himalayans! 31527 km [*] (2) 3 (6 votes)
79 Sep 01, 2005 02:35 India Leh » Buddhist Gompa in Leh 31527 km [*] (3) 3 (6 votes)
81 Sep 03, 2005 10:29 India Leh » Trekking the Himalayas 31527 km [*] (2) 5 (1 votes)
86 Sep 08, 2005 13:52 India Leh » A Polo Game in Leh 31527 km [*] (1) 3.5 (4 votes)
87 Sep 09, 2005 07:54 India Srinigar » Road over the Himalayans 31783 km [*] (1) 5 (1 votes)
88 Sep 10, 2005 10:11 India Srinigar » Living like kings-and queens-in Srinagar 31783 km [*] (2) 5 (1 votes)
90 Sep 12, 2005 06:33 India Amritsar » Another Drive in the Himalyans 32056 km
92 Sep 14, 2005 08:39 India Amritsar » The Golden Temple 32056 km 1 (1 votes)
93 Sep 15, 2005 09:38 India Amritsar Golden Temple » Golden Temple - Worth the Wait! 32060 km [*] (8) 4.6 (8 votes)
94 Sep 16, 2005 07:06 India Amritsar » Marrying an Indian...Dot not feather 32064 km [*] (3) 3 (2 votes)
95 Sep 17, 2005 13:13 India Bīkāner » The great deserts and people of Rajasthan 32495 km [*] (6) 3.5 (7 votes)
96 Sep 18, 2005 13:15 India Deshnok » The Holy Hindu Rat Temple 32520 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
97 Sep 19, 2005 12:46 India Bīkāner » Camel Safari in the Indian Desert 32545 km [*] (5) 5 (2 votes)
97 Sep 19, 2005 13:14 India Bīkāner » Your Country 32545 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
98 Sep 20, 2005 16:44 India Jaisalmer » Arrival in Jaisalmer 32812 km [*] (9) 3.9 (7 votes)
101 Sep 23, 2005 17:29 India Jodhpur City » The Blue City 33036 km [*] (9) 3.4 (2 votes)
102 Sep 24, 2005 13:53 India Jodhpur City » Day trip to Bishnui villages 33036 km [*] (8) 2 (2 votes)
104 Sep 26, 2005 17:22 India Udaipur City » Dining in Luxury at the Lake Palace 33237 km [*] (2) 3.8 (4 votes)
105 Sep 27, 2005 13:06 India Udaipur City » General India Living 33237 km [*] (10) 4.6 (5 votes)
107 Sep 29, 2005 08:41 India Pushkar » The Holy Lake of Pushkar 33468 km [*] (5) 3.4 (5 votes)
110 Oct 02, 2005 11:35 India Jaipur City » Bollywood Blast 33603 km [*] (2) 4 (1 votes)
110 Oct 02, 2005 11:49 India Jaipur City » Jaipur-the Pink City 33603 km [*] (2) 5 (1 votes)
110 Oct 02, 2005 12:26 India Jaipur City » Driving in India 33603 km
110 Oct 02, 2005 15:34 India Jaipur City » Lightening the Load 33603 km [*] (3)
111 Oct 03, 2005 11:20 India Agra » The Mighty Taj Mahal 33979 km [*] (6)
113 Oct 05, 2005 08:29 India Orchha » Orchha - Off the beaten path for a bit 34173 km [*] (12) 2.9 (4 votes)
118 Oct 10, 2005 17:10 India Khajurāho » X rated temples in sexy Khujuraho (age 17 and up!) 34314 km [*] (12) 3.7 (11 votes)
120 Oct 12, 2005 16:03 India Vārānasi » The Hindu Holy City of Varanasi 34628 km [*] (8)
122 Oct 14, 2005 15:40 India Kolkata » Kolkata- a Different Big City 35255 km [*] (4) 2.4 (5 votes)
122 Oct 14, 2005 16:26 India Kolkata » India Round-Up 35255 km 1 (1 votes)
123 Oct 15, 2005 13:00 India Kolkata » A Sad Goodbye to India 35255 km [*] (2)
124 Oct 16, 2005 16:30 Thailand Bangkok » Where are the cows? 36871 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
131 Oct 23, 2005 13:17 Thailand Bangkok » Sicker than Dogs! 36871 km
136 Oct 28, 2005 15:38 Thailand Kanchanaburi » Thai Disorganization 36982 km [*] (6) 4.2 (5 votes)
140 Nov 01, 2005 06:48 Myanmar Yangon » Entering A Strange and New Land 37457 km [*] (3) 5 (2 votes)
140 Nov 01, 2005 07:14 Myanmar Yangon » Shwedagon tempels 37457 km [*] (4) 4.9 (4 votes)
145 Nov 06, 2005 09:30 Myanmar Mandalay » Quack Doctors in Myanmar 37852 km 5 (1 votes)
146 Nov 07, 2005 09:32 Myanmar Mingun » The Mingun Tourist Trip (or Trap) 38778 km [*] (7) 4.6 (5 votes)
149 Nov 10, 2005 09:34 Myanmar Bagan » Back on Wheels among the Tempels of Bagan 38873 km [*] (12) 5 (1 votes)
150 Nov 11, 2005 10:34 Myanmar Mandalay Freedom of Wheels in Mandalay 38969 km 5 (1 votes)
153 Nov 14, 2005 09:36 Myanmar Kalaw » Village Trekking in the Hills 39533 km [*] (8) 5 (3 votes)
156 Nov 17, 2005 09:38 Myanmar Inle Lake » Beautiful Inle Lake and Floating Villages 39935 km [*] (5) 5 (2 votes)
159 Nov 20, 2005 11:13 Myanmar Yangon » A Sad Goodbye to a Most Outstanding Country 40360 km 4.8 (3 votes)
165 Nov 26, 2005 12:50 Cambodia Siem Reap » Ruined Lunch... 41270 km [*] (2) 3 (3 votes)
165 Nov 26, 2005 12:59 Cambodia Angkor Wat » A Most Interesting Bike 41276 km [*] (2) 5 (3 votes)
167 Nov 28, 2005 06:56 Cambodia Siem Reap » Thanksgiving in Cambodia 41282 km [*] (1) 5 (1 votes)
168 Nov 29, 2005 11:44 Cambodia Siem Reap » Photosalad from Angkor 41282 km [*] (13) 5 (1 votes)
168 Nov 29, 2005 12:11 Cambodia Phnom Penh » The Compound 41516 km
171 Dec 02, 2005 03:27 Cambodia Kratie » Dolphin Watching on the Mekong...We Think 41675 km [*] (3)
174 Dec 05, 2005 11:39 Cambodia Ban Lŭng » Nice Dip in the Clear Waters of Ban Lung 41850 km [*] (4) 5 (3 votes)
174 Dec 05, 2005 11:59 Cambodia Ban Lŭng » Dinner with the Ladies 41850 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
175 Dec 06, 2005 21:09 Laos Don Det » Leaving Cambodia and entering Laos 41967 km [*] (3) 5 (2 votes)
179 Dec 10, 2005 20:43 Laos Don Det » A most amazing start in Laos 41967 km [*] (4) 5 (1 votes)
180 Dec 11, 2005 18:22 Laos Savannakhét » Time for Trimming 42280 km [*] (2) 3.2 (4 votes)
181 Dec 12, 2005 12:18 Laos Vientiane » A Long Night on the Road 42558 km [*] (2)
183 Dec 14, 2005 12:17 Laos Vientiane » A Small-Town Capitol 42558 km [*] (4)
187 Dec 18, 2005 15:43 Laos Vang Vieng » A Cave of Canadian Silence 42667 km [*] (4) 5 (1 votes)
188 Dec 19, 2005 14:48 Laos Vang Vieng » Fun, fun, fun down the river 42667 km [*] (8) 5 (1 votes)
188 Dec 19, 2005 15:22 Laos Luang Prabang » Giving Alms in Quaint Colonial Luang Prabang 42779 km [*] (9) 4 (4 votes)
193 Dec 24, 2005 14:49 Laos Muang Sing » Christmas with the hill tripes 42958 km [*] (7)
199 Dec 30, 2005 11:14 Laos Muang Ngoi » War Junk...Is Another Man's Door Step 43127 km [*] (7) 3.7 (3 votes)
199 Dec 30, 2005 19:24 Laos Luang Prabang » Spur of the moment Lunch with the Ladies 43236 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
200 Dec 31, 2005 01:41 Laos Luang Prabang » New Years Gringo Celebration 43236 km [*] (10)
201 Jan 01, 2006 02:31 Laos Plain of Jars » Market in Phosovan 43355 km [*] (4)
201 Jan 01, 2006 15:15 Laos Phone Savan » 9 Years and Counting 43361 km [*] (1)
202 Jan 02, 2006 02:32 Laos Plain of Jars » Plain of Jars 43367 km
202 Jan 02, 2006 02:40 Laos Plain of Jars » Plain of Jars 43367 km [*] (4) 5 (1 votes)
205 Jan 05, 2006 14:52 Viet Nam Ninh Bình » The Eyes of Texas 44367 km [*] (3) 3 (1 votes)
207 Jan 07, 2006 12:10 Viet Nam Hanoi » HO Chi Minh's Mausoleum 45379 km [*] (2) 1 (1 votes)
210 Jan 10, 2006 11:47 Viet Nam Halong Bay » The Descending Dragon 45567 km [*] (5) 5 (1 votes)
210 Jan 10, 2006 12:07 Viet Nam Cát Bà » A Surprising Stroll Around Cat Ba Island 45633 km [*] (6)
211 Jan 11, 2006 10:53 Viet Nam Sa Pả » The Cool Mountains of Vietnam 46009 km [*] (15) 1 (1 votes)
211 Jan 11, 2006 18:36 Viet Nam Sa Pá » A Drive into the Heavans 46009 km [*] (11) 5 (2 votes)
212 Jan 12, 2006 07:33 Viet Nam Hanoi » The Streets of Hanoi 46262 km [*] (9) 5 (1 votes)
212 Jan 12, 2006 11:29 Viet Nam Hà Nội » Ha Noi Hilton 46262 km [*] (2)
215 Jan 15, 2006 04:40 Viet Nam Huế » Citadels and Tombs 46803 km [*] (4)
217 Jan 17, 2006 11:07 Viet Nam Hội An » Walking with History 46906 km [*] (10)
224 Jan 24, 2006 11:26 Viet Nam Saigon » War Museum 47505 km [*] (3)
224 Jan 24, 2006 15:48 Viet Nam Ho Chi Minh City » A Little Taste of Home 47505 km [*] (6)
225 Jan 25, 2006 14:31 Singapore Singapore » Fines, Fines, and more Fines 48603 km [*] (2) 5 (1 votes)
226 Jan 26, 2006 15:38 Thailand Koh Phi Island » One Year after the Tsunami 49732 km [*] (3) 1 (1 votes)
232 Feb 01, 2006 15:55 Thailand Ao Nang » More amazing beaches 49957 km [*] (6) 1 (1 votes)
236 Feb 05, 2006 16:11 Thailand Ko Lipe » Paradise-We found it! 50132 km [*] (6) 2 (1 votes)
238 Feb 07, 2006 11:30 Malaysia George Town » A Step Up in This World 50298 km [*] (3) 1 (1 votes)
241 Feb 10, 2006 12:11 Malaysia Tanah Rata » Tea, Tea, and more Tea 50456 km [*] (4)
242 Feb 11, 2006 12:19 Malaysia Ringlet » Thaipusam (R-rated) 50462 km [*] (11) 2.8 (3 votes)
245 Feb 14, 2006 12:35 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur » Patrona's Towers-the World's 2. Tallest Buildings 50606 km [*] (3) 4.8 (6 votes)
246 Feb 15, 2006 12:19 Malaysia Labuan » Duty Free-Time for a Beer 52128 km [*] (1)
250 Feb 19, 2006 10:29 Brunei Darussalam Bandar Seri Begawan » Don't Do Anything in this Islamic Sultanate 52184 km [*] (8) 5 (2 votes)
251 Feb 20, 2006 03:15 Malaysia Tambunan » The Bigget Flower in the World-Almost 52372 km [*] (3) 2.7 (1 votes)
253 Feb 22, 2006 13:40 Malaysia Kinabalu National Park » The Ceiling of Borneo 52428 km [*] (7)
255 Feb 24, 2006 12:55 Malaysia Poring » Natural hotsprings... what's so natural about them 52478 km [*] (4)
256 Feb 25, 2006 12:46 Malaysia Sepilok » Great Orange Apes 52671 km [*] (11) 5 (1 votes)
257 Feb 26, 2006 12:58 Malaysia Kinabalu National Park » Hanging with William 52821 km [*] (6) 5 (1 votes)
259 Feb 28, 2006 13:00 Malaysia Kedang » Big noses 53617 km [*] (2)
261 Mar 02, 2006 13:01 Philippines Baguio City » Flower Festival 55584 km [*] (8) 4.9 (2 votes)
262 Mar 03, 2006 13:02 Philippines Sagada » 29 and counting 55666 km [*] (3) 5 (1 votes)
264 Mar 05, 2006 13:03 Philippines Sagada » Coffins and Caves 55666 km [*] (10) 4 (2 votes)
267 Mar 08, 2006 11:21 Philippines Batad » Beautiful Rice Terraces and Wonderful People 55696 km [*] (17) 3.5 (2 votes)
270 Mar 11, 2006 12:39 Philippines Vigan » Cobble Stones, Horse Carts, and Spanish Houses 55803 km [*] (1) 3 (1 votes)
271 Mar 12, 2006 05:16 Philippines Vigan » Let Me In! 55803 km [*] (1) 1 (1 votes)
274 Mar 15, 2006 12:19 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur » Back to KL for the Night 58399 km
275 Mar 16, 2006 13:27 Indonesia Kuta » Bali-A Bit of Luxury and Lots of Temples 60397 km
277 Mar 18, 2006 13:29 Indonesia Maumere » Flores-A Step Back in Time 61173 km 3 (1 votes)
280 Mar 21, 2006 13:34 Indonesia Lamalerap » Man V. Whale 61304 km [*] (20) 4.5 (4 votes)
282 Mar 23, 2006 13:58 Indonesia Maumere » Back to Maumere 61435 km 1 (1 votes)
283 Mar 24, 2006 03:33 Indonesia Keli Mutu » Colorful Lakes, Traditional Villages, & Nice Ikats 61483 km [*] (8) 5 (1 votes)
285 Mar 26, 2006 04:36 Indonesia Bajawa » My Mind is in a Fog 61577 km [*] (5)
292 Apr 02, 2006 06:25 Indonesia Komodo Island » Stay Clear of the Dragons 61742 km [*] (16) 2 (1 votes)
297 Apr 07, 2006 14:25 Indonesia Labuan Bajo » Hanging with the Locals on the Pelni 61785 km [*] (9) 5 (1 votes)
300 Apr 10, 2006 14:24 Indonesia Ubud » Lapping it up 62292 km [*] (2)
301 Apr 11, 2006 12:55 Indonesia Yogyakarta » Quickly through Java - first stop Yogyakarta 62838 km [*] (7)
302 Apr 12, 2006 06:50 Indonesia Jakarta » An evening with old friends 63269 km [*] (5)
303 Apr 13, 2006 05:51 Hong Kong Hong Kong (historical) » King Hong Kong 66536 km [*] (8) 4.3 (3 votes)
305 Apr 15, 2006 22:52 United States El Paso » Some final thoughts on our wonderful world 79162 km [*] (20) 4.5 (9 votes)