Exlporing Asia

a trip by Tyler and Rebecca
From: July 4th 2012
Until: March 4th 2013

We decided to make our first trip together a big one! We both quit our jobs, loaded up our backpacks and left Canada behind with the intention to see and experience as much of Asia as possible. For approximately 8 months we will be trying knew things every day and constantly stepping outside of our "comfort zone".
After two months in Indonesia, 2 months in China, one month in Vietnam and the final three months going through Cambodia, northern Thailand and Laos we had to come home. The blog highlights our favourite moments and experiences.
Trip Length: 8 months
Blog Entries: 84
Photos: 756
Words: 97168

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
July 4th 2012 You all knew this was coming... Asia » Hong Kong » Hong Kong Island
July 5th 2012 Singapore Asia » Singapore » Little India
July 6th 2012 Culture Shock Asia » Indonesia » Java » Jakarta
July 6th 2012 Blog Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta
July 8th 2012 Traditional Javanese Meal Asia » Indonesia » Java » Yogyakarta
July 9th 2012 Our first few days in Indo Asia » Indonesia » Java » Borobudur
July 13th 2012 Not to toot my own horn... Asia » Indonesia » Java » Malang
July 14th 2012 Pacitan and Malang Asia » Indonesia » Java » Malang
July 19th 2012 Bromo, Ijen, Sukamade Asia » Indonesia » Java » Bromo Tengger Semeru
July 21st 2012 Lovina and Ubud Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
July 21st 2012 Get Used to It! Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
July 24th 2012 Night One in Kuta Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta
July 26th 2012 Kuta and Lembongan (Part 1) Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Nusa Lembongan
July 30th 2012 Nusa Lembongan Part Two Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Nusa Lembongan
July 30th 2012 Travel Day Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Sengigi
August 4th 2012 Senggigi Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Sengigi
August 6th 2012 One Month Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan
August 9th 2012 Gili Trawangan Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gilli Trawangan
August 12th 2012 Kuta Beach, Kuta Beach Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Kuta
August 13th 2012 Medan Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Medan
August 18th 2012 Bukit Lawang Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Bukit Lawang
August 21st 2012 Berastagi Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Berastagi
August 27th 2012 Danau Toba Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lake Toba
August 30th 2012 Two Months Asia » China » Beijing » Xuanwu District
September 2nd 2012 Made it to China Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon
September 4th 2012 Danau Toba, Part II Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra » Lake Toba
September 4th 2012 Indonesia wrap-up Asia » Indonesia » Sumatra
September 7th 2012 Hong Kong and a 24-hour train ride Asia » Hong Kong » Kowloon
September 7th 2012 Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace Asia » China » Beijing » Dongcheng
September 12th 2012 Pingyao Asia » China » Shanxi » Pingyao
September 12th 2012 Nihao China! Asia » China » Shanxi » Pingyao
September 17th 2012 Xi'an Asia » China » Shaanxi » Xi'an
September 21st 2012 Chengdu Asia » China » Sichuan » Chengdu
September 26th 2012 Kangding and Xiangcheng Asia » China » Sichuan » Xiangcheng
September 26th 2012 Western Sichuan Bus Rides Asia » China » Yunnan » Shangri-La
September 29th 2012 Zhongdian aka Shangri-La Asia » China » Yunnan » Shangri-La
October 2nd 2012 Tiger Leaping Gorge Asia » China » Yunnan » Tiger Leaping Gorge
October 5th 2012 Shaxi Village and Dali Old Town/Caicun Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali
October 6th 2012 Month Three Asia » China » Yunnan » Dali
October 10th 2012 Kunming Asia » China » Yunnan » Kunming
October 18th 2012 Yuanyang Rice Terraces Asia » China » Yunnan » Yuanyang
October 28th 2012 Yangshuo Asia » China » Guangxi » Yangshuo
October 28th 2012 Nanning Asia » China » Guangxi » Nanning
October 28th 2012 Leaving China Asia » China » Guangxi » Pingxiang
October 28th 2012 China in a Walnut Shell Asia » China » Beijing » Tian'anmen
October 28th 2012 4 Months -- halfway point?? Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
November 6th 2012 Hanoi Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
November 7th 2012 Good Morning, Vietnam Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué
November 12th 2012 Cat Ba Island Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hai Phong » Cat Ba Island
November 12th 2012 Cuc Phuong National Park Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Ninh Binh
November 14th 2012 Hue Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Thua Thien - Huế » Hué
November 17th 2012 Hoi An: An Bang Beach, Marble Mountains and Chill Chill Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An
November 18th 2012 Nha Trang: Historical Bike Ride and Plenty of Rain Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Khanh Hoa » Nha Trang
November 22nd 2012 Dalat: a Mountain, a Lake, a Charming Town Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Lam Dong » Da Lat
November 28th 2012 Mui Ne: Lounging Poolside and Playing in Orange Sand Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Binh Thuan » Mui Ne
November 28th 2012 Ho Chi Minh City: Motorbikes and War History Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
November 30th 2012 Vietnam in 30 Days Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City
November 30th 2012 We're Going off the Grid! Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
December 9th 2012 5 Months?! Time Flies... Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot
December 9th 2012 Phnom Penh: A New Country, A New Menu, A New Travel Buddy Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
December 13th 2012 Koh Tonsay aka Rabbit Island aka Paradise Asia » Cambodia » South » Kampot
December 13th 2012 Sihanoukville: 3 Days and 3 Reasons to Party Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville
December 19th 2012 Bus Rides Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
December 25th 2012 Otres Beach: Old Friends and New Friends Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville
December 25th 2012 Merry Christmas!!! Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi
December 27th 2012 Siem Reap: Walking in the Footsteps of Kings Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
December 28th 2012 Cambodia: A Pleasant Surprise Around Every Corner Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
December 30th 2012 Bangkok "Where the world's your oyster" Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
December 30th 2012 Kanchanaburi: Playing with Tigers on Christmas Day Asia » Thailand » Western Thailand » Kanchanaburi
December 31st 2012 BLOG OVERLOAD Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
January 4th 2013 6 Month Blog: A New Year Asia » Laos » North » Luang Namtha
January 11th 2013 Chiang Mai: Exploring Temples and Bringing in a New Year Asia » Thailand » North-West Thailand » Chiang Mai
January 11th 2013 Thailand Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
January 15th 2013 Luang Nam Tha Asia » Laos » North » Luang Namtha
January 15th 2013 Luang Prabang: Cute as a Button Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang
January 15th 2013 Vang Vieng: We Blame the Nam Song for our Lazy Behaviour Asia » Laos » West » Vang Vieng
January 24th 2013 Vientiane: A Great Place to Rent a Bike Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
January 24th 2013 Tha Khaek: A Stop Along the Way Asia » Laos » South » Tha Khaek
January 26th 2013 Tad Lo: A Village, 3 Waterfalls and so Much More! Asia » Laos » South » Tat Lo
January 31st 2013 Champasak: Visiting Wat Phu Asia » Laos » South » Champasak
January 31st 2013 Been There, Don Det Asia » Laos » South » Don Det
February 1st 2013 Crossing the Border Asia » Laos » South » Don Det
February 1st 2013 Laos Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
February 15th 2013 blogs on hold Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville
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