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Tigers, Elephants & Flying Lanterns in Northern Thailand

Alex and I have a running joke about missing festivals. Sequencing long-term travel is hard enough when you consider cost, distance, seasons, and meeting friends, so we’ve never considered festivals. But when we saw pictures of the Yi Peng Festival near Chiang Mai, we damn well shuffled things around to make it work.

Georgetown & Penang Island, Malaysia

TL;DR for our Penang Post: Photos from Penang & Georgetown Favorite Moments: butterfly farm, street food, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Walked: Here: 392,212 steps / ~196 miles in Total: 3,762,007 steps / ~1,881 miles We’d been making noise the entire trip about finding a place to settle down for a few weeks (or more) but […]

Snorkeling Bali: Pemuteran and Amed

TL;DR for our North Bali Post: Photos from North Bali Favorite Moments: Drift snorkeling Menjangan Island, Motor Biking, Underwater Temples, Nasi Campur for every meal Walked: in North Bali: 96,137 steps / ~48 miles in Total: 3,033,295 steps / ~1516 miles We’d done plenty of swimming in our four months (there was fabulous swimming off […]

Post-Trek in Pokhara, Nepal

TL;DR for our Pokhara Post: Not enough pics for Pokhara, but you can see some at the tail end of the Trek Set Favorite Moments: Lazy time at the Beach Club Restaurant, walking along the lake, not trekking, rafting Walked: in Pokhara: 79,124 steps / ~39 miles in Total: 2,910,850 steps / ~1455 miles Our […]

Pre-Trek in Bhaktapur & Kathmandu (Nepal!)

TL;DR for our Pre-Trek: Photos from Bhaktapur Favorite Moments: Cow festival mini-parades, wandering Bhaktapur Walked: on the Trek: 65,994 steps / ~33 miles in Total: 2,386,744 steps / ~1,693 miles Nepal was definitely an Alex-driven destination (“hiking for 12 days in a row?! How awesome!”), but I was game. One of our good friends said […]

Monkeys, Mudslides and Monsoons – Oh My!

TL;DR for our Northern India Post: Photos from Mussoorie & Rishikesh Favorite Moments: Monkeys(!), Indian food, clown-car cab ride, getting celebrity status for being white, bridges in Rishikesh Walked: in India: 156,972 steps / ~78 miles in Total: 2,320,750 steps / ~1160 miles After our month in Turkey, our plan was originally to head to […]

Istanbul (our favorite big city so far!)

TL;DR for our Istanbul Post: Photos from Istanbul Favorite Moments: Blue Mosque at night, breakfast menemen, water taxis, Kanlica, and Kadikoy Walked: in Istanbul: 133,636 steps / ~67 miles in Total: 2,188,732 steps / ~1094 miles Istanbul was the spot where we finished our (outstanding!) month in Turkey and it didn’t disappoint. But it did […]

Lycian Coast of Turkey: A Blue Cruise

TL;DR for our Blue Cruise Post: Photos from the gullet cruise Favorite Moments: Leaping off the boat to cool off, kayaking, sea turtles, sleeping on deck, exploring Kalekoy Walked: on the cruise: 74,202 steps / ~37 miles in Total: 1,813,330 steps / ~906 miles Turkey is a huge country compared to the places we’ve visited […]

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