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Published: September 24th 2012
Nervousness, apprehension, excitement. These are but only three of the words which can describe our feelings as we approached the run up to the countdown of the beginning of our trip last week. 8 months travelling around Asia, a region which we both love and have visited on a few occasions, but feel we still need to scratch much deeper than just the surface.
And now the day is here! After months and months of planning, researching, saving, packing up our flat and belongings and saying goodbye to family and friends, we are sitting in the Virgin Clubhouse Lounge at Heathrow airport waiting for our 1st class 12 hour flight to Tokyo! Thanks to the air miles Scott has racked up over the years by flying to San Francisco for work we were able to upgrade our flight to 1st class, and what an experience we have had already...
Fast track check in (even though they did look at us strangely when we hauled our rucksacks onto the check in belt!), straight through security, into the Clubhouse lounge where we had a delicious breakfast of Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale, followed by Bucks Fizz and a complimentary manicure (Vic)
and a hot shave (Scott) - what a great start! We are now waiting for the lunch menu to come into play before we board our flight - got to make the most of this experience!
We were up until 3am packing (as usual, we left things to the last minute) our final bits up and only got 3 hours sleep, so we are really anticipating our beds on the plane now! We think we have over-packed (as usual), but our bags are not too heavy and its hard to know what to take for a long trip like this! We don't think we have forgotten anything though which is good for us 😊
Our very loosely planned itineary over the next few months goes something like this -
Japan 2 weeks,
China 4 weeks,
Vietnam 4 weeks (north to south)
Thailand 4 weeks
Laos 2 weeks
Cambodia 2 weeks
Thailand 1 week
Philippines - 3 weeks +
Malaysia (Borneo) - 2 weeks
Malaysia (mainland) - 2 weeks
Indonesia - 3 weeks
Thailand - 2 weeks
We will be updating
our blog as much as we can while we are away, first stop - TOKYO!
ps - Thank you to all our family & friends for being there for us these past few weeks, we love you and will miss you - The last few days have been emotional! x
pps - Your comments mean a lot to us whilst we are away so feel free to write on here whenever you want.
ppps - Hope you are all having a lovely Monday morning at work 😊
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