In Pictures: Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Yangon and Bagan, Myanmar

[Recapping our trip, 210 days in] Friday, December 2, we headed west from the Philippines, bound for Yangon, Myanmar. (If you’re shaky on your geography, note that it’s sometimes called Burma, with different shades of political meaning depending on the name you use. The language and people are pretty universally called Burmese, however.) Myanmar was […]

In Pictures: Kathmandu Monkeys

At Swayambhunath, a religious area just outside of the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu, a large amount of monkeys live – climbing the trees and temples, and relaxing on the steps. They are not nearly as aggressive as the ones that I encountered in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Hong Kong and Manila

[Recapping our trip, 204 days in] After such a great visit with Emma in Ho Chi Minh, we took a short flight on Friday, November 25 to Hong Kong. Our visit to Hong Kong had the special honor of being the last planned Pride celebration of all our year of travel, and we were looking […]

Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia

[Recapping our trip, 192 days in] On Saturday, November 12, we headed out bright and early from Chiang Mai, bound for Siem Reap, Cambodia. Even though these cities are the two largest cities in Cambodia, there’s definitely a rural feel to them. Cambodia was the least developed of the countries we visited up to this point, and […]

Free First Class Flight: Delhi (to Abu Dhabi) to Melbourne

Christmas morning, we woke up at the early hour of 1AM in Delhi, ready to spend the day traveling. (At 1AM, I think most people would still consider it Saturday night instead of Sunday morning!) We were excited this time, though. After some careful planning on my part and 60,000 American Airlines AAdvantage miles (plus […]

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), Vietnam

[Recapping our trip, 197 days in] On Sunday, November 20, we flew from Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon) was the third time in our travels to have the incredible opportunity to see family as we traveled; Charley’s cousin Emma currently lives there, working as a music teacher […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand

[Recapping our trip, 184 days in] On Monday, November 7, we took a nice business class flight on Thai Airways from Taipei, Taiwan to Chiang Mai, Thailand (with a connection in Bangkok, of course). By transferring some Chase UR Points to the Singapore Airlines program, we used only 27,500 Singapore Airlines Krisflyer miles per person, a real […]

In Pictures: Hong Kong Pride

We swung by Hong Kong for a quick weekend to take part in the Pride festivities there. They turned out to be rainy, but that never stops a celebration!  


[Recapping our trip, 179 days in] The day after Charley’s birthday, on Thursday, October 27, we headed to Taipei, Taiwan. I’ve visited China several times before, but this was my first time to Taiwan, officially the “Republic of China.” (This often confuses people; note that China is formally the “People’s Republic of China.”) We actually took […]

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