Our big travelling bonanza!

a trip by Sadie & Øyvind
From: October 31st 2012
Until: ongoing

Our first long trip together, which we have been saving up for and looking forward to! We are headed to SE Asia first, then Oceania, then hopefully South Africa and more of the African continent, and after that, we will see how much time and money is left! Mostly money....
Trip Length: 7 years
Blog Entries: 59
Photos: 1153
Words: 47430

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
November 2nd 2012 Goodbyes, goodbyes, goodbyes.... Europe » Norway » Eastern Norway » Oslo
November 3rd 2012 On the road! Asia » Vietnam » Red River Delta » Hanoi
November 6th 2012 Ninh Binh - a necessary evil for most, the perfect stopover for us.... Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Quang Binh » Phong Nha Ke Bang
November 7th 2012 Ha Long Bay dreams! Asia » Vietnam » Northeast » Quang Ninh » Halong Bay
November 9th 2012 Cuc Phoung National Park Asia
November 14th 2012 Phong-Nha Farmstay, Phong-Nha Ke Bang National Park Asia » Vietnam » North Central Coast » Quang Binh » Phong Nha Ke Bang
November 24th 2012 Hoi An – Tourists, expats, tailors, food poisining and motorbikes Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An
November 25th 2012 Hoi An to Prau: 2 Honda Wins, 4 backpacks, and a million bungee chords Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Dak Nong
November 26th 2012 Prau to Kham Duc - repairs and early mornings Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Gia Lai » Plei Phung
November 26th 2012 Pleiku-Buon Ma Thuot- sore butts, carpel tunnel and loose parts... Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Dak Lak » Buon Ma Thuot
November 27th 2012 One more unexpected night in Buon Ma Thuot – the rewards of travelling far, fra off the beaten track... Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Dak Lak » Buon Ma Thuot
November 28th 2012 Buon Ma Thuot to Dalat – cool breezes, pine trees and middle-class commodities Asia » Vietnam » Central Highlands » Lam Dong » Da Lat
November 28th 2012 Dalat-Phan Rang: neverending windy, steep dugout roads, and their inevitable effect... Asia » Vietnam
November 29th 2012 Ninh Chu beach -Phan Rang - fishing, tanning, and the beginning of the Russian invasion... Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Ninh Thuan » Phan Rang-Tháp Chàm
November 30th 2012 Phan-Rang to Mui Ne - driving in the dark.... Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Binh Thuan » Mui Ne
December 5th 2012 Mui Ne - golden skin, burgers, sand dunes and sunsets, plus a bout of heat exhaustion... Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Binh Thuan » Mui Ne
December 6th 2012 Mui Ne to Bien Hoa - straight, good roads and amazing amount of km/day... Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Dong Nai » Bien Hoa
December 7th 2012 Bien Hoa to Cu Chi - more unexpectedness... ;) Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » Cu Chi
December 8th 2012 Cu Chi tunnels, all the way to My Tho Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » Cu Chi
December 9th 2012 My Tho, Four Islands, and Vinh Long - a magical trip through tight canals, sleepy towns, quiet fruit gardens and hidden markets... Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Tien Giang » My Tho
December 10th 2012 Vinh Long to Can Tho - country roads, fruit gardens gallore, and the saviour of a family-run hotel Asia » Vietnam » Mekong River Delta » Can Tho
December 11th 2012 Vinh Long – Tan An- Ho Chi Minh City – a farewell to our bikes Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1
December 15th 2012 HCMC- Siem Reap – on the bus again... a description of what happens at the border and how to avoid scams... Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City » District 1
December 16th 2012 First day in Siem Reap – our initial impressions of Cambodia.. Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
December 20th 2012 The temples of Angkor – incredible beauty, early mornings, and long, sweaty days climbing hot stones in the blistering sun Asia » Cambodia » North » Angkor
December 22nd 2012 One last day in Siem Reap - getting out of the city... Asia » Cambodia » North » Siem Reap
December 27th 2012 Christmas in Sihanoukville! Asia » Cambodia » South » Sihanoukville
December 28th 2012 Phnom Penh – a completely different side to the city, a trip to the Killing Fields of Choung Ek, and an inevitable meeting with police corruption... Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh
December 30th 2012 The way to Don Khong, Laos... the bus ride to end all bus rides? Asia » Cambodia » East » Stung Treng
January 2nd 2013 Don Khong – island bliss, boat trips, cycling and New Year's Eve celebration, local-style! Asia » Laos » South » Khong Island
January 4th 2013 Champasak - more easygoing river life, hammocks and bicycle rides... Asia » Laos » South » Champasak
January 6th 2013 Pakse to Vientiane- catching up with old acquanitances and making new ones, tropical waterfalls and thick-as-mud coffee, and moving on Asia » Laos » South » Pakse
January 9th 2013 The way to Don Khong, Laos... the bus ride to end all bus rides? Asia
January 9th 2013 Luang Prabang - hunting for coffee, avoiding the alms circus, and learning to drive an elephant... Asia » Laos » West » Luang Prabang
January 22nd 2013 Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi - a love story in three parts - going up, trekking, and staying longer than we thought... Asia » Laos » North » Muang Ngoi Neua
January 23rd 2013 Trekking from Muang Ngoi - Lao Lum, Khmu, and H'mong villages, transforming landscapes, spending a night in the 18th century and rejoicing at the thought of bathing in icy water... Asia » Laos » North » Muang Ngoi Neua
January 26th 2013 Muang Ngoi - Nong Khiaw - Luang Prabang - Vientiane: The way back down to civilization, and onwards to our next chapter... Asia » Laos » West » Vientiane
January 28th 2013 Train ride part 1 - Vientiane to Bangkok! Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
January 30th 2013 Train ride part 2 - Bangkok - Butterworth - Kuala Lumpur - one night in Penang, three days in Malaysia! Asia » Malaysia » Penang » George Town
February 4th 2013 Singapore - our first (!) dorm stay, food gallore, being proper tourists and enjoying the high life Asia » Singapore » Little India
February 5th 2013 Singapore to Cebu and then to Bantayan, our first Filipino escape – a return to deep-fried meats, extreme socioeconomic differences, and rock-bottom prices... Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Cebu City
February 9th 2013 Bantayan – Relaxing, looking for the Virgin Island, working on our tans and eating as much adobo and pork as humanly possible... Asia » Philippines » Cebu » Bantayan
February 17th 2013 Negros, and our weeklong hideout at Sugar Beach, Sipalay Asia » Philippines » Negros » Sipalay City
February 20th 2013 Cebu via Dumaguete – soaking up every bit of it all before our next chapter... Asia » Philippines » Negros Oriental » Dumaguete
March 1st 2013 Arriving in Australia – um, honey, I don't think we're in Southeast Asia anymore... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Perth » Perth City
March 6th 2013 On the road north! Perth to New Norcia, then Moora, and finally getting on the coast! Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cervantes
March 8th 2013 Cliff Head, Kalbarri National Park, and our first experience of 50°+ heat... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kalbarri
March 12th 2013 Fowler's Bluff, another beach to ourselves, Denham and Francois Peron National Park... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Denham
March 17th 2013 Our week in the Carnarvon area: beach camping, station living, Library usage, one malfunctioning refrigerator leading to another visit to the auto electrician, doing more work on the car... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Carnarvon
March 21st 2013 Coral Bay – seeing marine life from above the water, going on a boat trip to snorkel on the reef, seeing rays, sharks, turtles and endless fish, revising our plans and letting go of our Outback dreams, and moving on... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Coral Bay
March 27th 2013 Up the coast to Ningaloo Station, Emu Creek, and Karajini National Park – 4x4 driving, outback living and a refreshing oasis of breathtaking gorges and cool pools and waterfalls... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Karijini National Park
March 28th 2013 Bush life: a step-by-step guide to washing up while bush camping, using only a few drops pf water and producing very little garbage! Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Newman
March 30th 2013 Karajini to Eighty Mile Beach – bush camping, driving the Boreline Rd, melting in Marble Bar and getting our first taste of unswimmable waters... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Nullagine
April 2nd 2013 Broome – crocodile warnings, waiting out the Eastern Weekend, and saying goodbye to the Gibb River Road... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
April 8th 2013 Broome to Lake Argyle - “Hell's Crack”, a lot of driving, creepy encounters and restoring our faith in humanity (or at least Western Australia) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Lake Argyle
April 12th 2013 Kununurra, Katherine, Ntmiluk, Litchfield National Park – the home stretch to Darwin Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Litchfield National Park
April 13th 2013 Two weeks in Darwin – keeping the faith, feeling poorer than we've ever been, and getting extremely lucky... Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin
April 30th 2013 Escaping Southern Bali - Gili Meno, part 1 Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Meno
May 9th 2013 Gili Meno - part 2 - living on the other side of the island! Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Gili Meno
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