The Continuing Adventures of Dreamchasers 2014: Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

a trip by Bev and Stan
From: January 11th 2014
Until: April 27th 2014

Yes, the adventures continue for Dreamchasers as we head back to Asia, this time to explore unknown territories in Myanmar / Burma, which Lonely Planet describes as a "time-warped country that's a world apart from the rest of Southeast Asia". From there we will make our way back to Bangkok, then travel overland through Malaysia en route to the tropical rain forests of Sumatra, land of steamy volcanoes, and Borneo's Tanjung Puting Park to meet the orangutans of Dr. Birute Galdikas' - one of the trio of young women, along with Jane Goodall and Diane Fossey, named Leaky's Angels, all trained by the famous naturalist Louis Leaky. We hope to visit as well the Komodo Islands and Komodo National Park, recently declared one of the New Seven Wonders of nature, to see the world's largest lizard, the Komodo Dragon, and maybe swim in some of the world's most tempestuous but astounding marine life waters, before ending our trip with a month of Ashtanga Yoga study and relaxation in Ubud, Bali.

We are hoping with Dreamchasers 2014 Adventures to slow down, because we always seem to move too fast . We are certainly not setting out to clock another 52,000 km, as did Dreamchasers 2013. However, having reread our itinerary, I think that slowing down and hanging out may be a bit of a challenge for us, when we are going to be surrounded by so much to see and do. After all, we are adventurers chasing dreams, are we not? Good thing we have that commitment to study Yoga for a solid month at the end of this journey to ensure that we settle down at least once on this trip. You can just imagine how excited Stan is about this! But the blog entries will reveal how it all unfolds. One thing I know for sure: whether we are taking it slow and easy, or cruising at full speed, I will continue to be inspired in our adventures, wherever we are, to give and collect smiles, because "I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful" and it is ultimately the people we meet who give real meaning to our experiences.
Trip Length: 3 ½ months
Blog Entries: 26
Photos: 246
Words: 17249

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
January 12th 2014 Bangkok Beyond The Media Hype Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
January 18th 2014 Sampling Condo Living in Jomtien Beach, Pattaya Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Pattaya
January 22nd 2014 Mandalay, Back in Time Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
January 24th 2014 The Fields of Bagan Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
January 27th 2014 Absolutely Amazing Inle Lake Oceans and Seas » Atlantic » Atlantis
January 31st 2014 Yangon, Busy and Bustling Asia » Burma » Yangon Region » Yangon
February 1st 2014 Blown Away by Kuala Lumpur Asia » Malaysia » Wilayah Persekutuan » Kuala Lumpur
February 8th 2014 Deep Reflections from Stan Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu
February 10th 2014 Arriving in Kota Kinabulu, Borneo Asia » Malaysia » Sabah
February 10th 2014 Borneo's World Renowned Nature Sanctuaries Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Sandakan
February 11th 2014 It's a Jungle Out There! Asia » Malaysia » Sabah
February 15th 2014 Stepping Back in Time on the North Borneo Railway Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kota Kinabalu
February 16th 2014 Astoundingly Beautiful and Remote Tip of Borneo Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kudat
February 22nd 2014 Stan's Reflection on the Unexpected Joys of Travel Asia » Malaysia » Sabah » Kudat
February 25th 2014 Happy to Be Back in Bali Again Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Denpasar
February 27th 2014 Senggigi - Lombok's Only Bona Fide Resort Area Asia » Indonesia
March 1st 2014 Our Sailing Adventure to The Komodos Asia » Indonesia
March 3rd 2014 Hunting Komodo Dragons By Camera Asia » Indonesia
March 6th 2014 Kuta Lombok: Rekindling Our Love of Motorbiking Asia » Indonesia
March 13th 2014 Returning to Paradise on the Gilli Islands, Lombok Asia » Indonesia
March 20th 2014 Kuta, Bali is Not to be Confused With Kuta, Lombok Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Kuta
March 22nd 2014 Slowing Down in Beautiful Ubud Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
March 31st 2014 Happy New Year from Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
April 23rd 2014 Finding My Spiritual Heartbeart in Bali Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
April 24th 2014 Yoga Dreams and Realities Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
April 25th 2014 Highlights of The Dreamchasers 2014 Adventures Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Ubud
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