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Follow my husband, Scott, and me as we travel around the world! We’ll be spending 112 days in 10 different countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, India, South Africa, Kenya, Turkey, Netherlands, UK, and Ireland.

Here’s our itinerary, so you can see where we are in the world on any given day (like Carmen Sandiego!):

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011: Flight to Hanoi, Vietnam
(15.5 Hour Flight leaving out of LAX; Cross International Dateline; Guangzhou, China Layover for 10 Hours; Approx. 2 Hour Flight to Hanoi). Total Travel Time = 28 Hours

STOP 1: Sat., Sept. 3 – Sat., Sept. 10 (7 Nights): HANOI, Vietnam
– HIGHLIGHTS: Halong Bay 1 Day Trip; Perfume Pagoda Tour; Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Overnight Train Ride (Approx. 33 Hours)

STOP 2: Mon.,  Sept. 11 – Sat., Sept 17 (6 Nights): HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam
– HIGHLIGHTS: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour; Mekong Delta Tour (My Tho & Ben Tre)
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY:  Bus Ride (Approx. 7 Hours)

STOP 3: Sat., Sept. 17 – Wed., Sept. 21 (4 Nights): PHNOM PENH, Cambodia
– HIGHLIGHTS: The Killing Fields; Wat Phnom
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Bus Ride (Approx. 6 Hours)

STOP 4: Wed., Sept. 21 – Tue., Sept. 27 (6 Nights): SIEM REAP, Cambodia
– HIGHLIGHTS: Angkor Wat; ACODO Children’s Traditional Dance Show
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Bus Ride (Approx. 11.5 Hours)

STOP 5: Tue., Sept. 27 – Mon., Oct. 3 (6 Nights): BANGKOK, Thailand
– HIGHLIGHTS: Grand Palace/Wat Phra Kaew; Damnoen Saduak Floating Market;
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 12 Hours)

STOP 6: Mon., Oct. 3 – Fri., Oct. 7 (4 Nights): CHIANG MAI, Thailand
– HIGHLIGHTS: Elephant Nature Park; Wat Phra That Doi Suthep
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 12 Hours)

STOP 7: Fri., Oct. 7 – Sun., Oct. 9 (2 Nights): BANGKOK, Thailand
– HIGHLIGHTS: Wat Arun
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Bangkok, Direct (Approx. 4.5 Hours)

STOP 8: Sun., Oct. 9 – Fri., Oct. 14 (5 Nights): DEHLI, India
– HIGHLIGHTS: Red Fort; Humayan’s Tomb
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 3.5 Hours)

STOP 9: Fri., Oct. 14 – Sun. Oct. 16 (2 Nights): AGRA, India
– HIGHLIGHTS: Taj Mahal; Agra Red Fort
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Overnight Train Ride (Approx. 13 Hours)

STOP 10: Mon., Oct. 17 – Sat., Oct. 22 (5 Nights): VARANASI, India
– HIGHLIGHTS: Sunset & Dawn Boat Tours; Manikarnika Ghat; Durga Temple
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Overnight Train Ride (Approx. 27 Hours)

STOP 11: Sun., Oct. 23 – Sun., Oct. 30 (7 Nights): MUMBAI, India
– HIGHLIGHTS: Mani Bhavan (Ghandi Memorial); Elephanta Caves
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Nairobi, Kenya (Approx. 6 Hours);
Approx. 2.5 Hours Layover; Flight to Johannesburg (Approx. 4 Hours). Total Travel Time = 12.5 Hours

STOP 12: Sun.,  Oct. 30 – Wed., Nov. 2 (3 Nights): JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
– HIGHLIGHTS: Soweto Township Tour
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Overnight Train Ride (Approx. 27 Hours)

STOP 13: Thu., Nov. 3 – Wed., Nov. 9 (6 Nights): CAPE TOWN, South Africa
– HIGHLIGHTS: Robben Island MuseumCape Peninsula Tour; Cultural Cape Town -Langa and Khayelitsha
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Overnight Train Ride (Approx. 27 Hours)

STOP 14: Thu., Nov. 10 – Sat., Nov. 13 (3 Nights): JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
– HIGHLIGHTS: Lion Park TourApartheid Museum & Gold Reef City Tour
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Nairobi, Direct (Approx. 4 Hours)

STOP 15: Sun., Nov. 13 – Sun., Nov. 20 (7 Nights): NAIROBI, Kenya
– HIGHLIGHTS: MAASAI MARA 3 DAYS KENYA SAFARI; Giraffe Center; Bomas of Kenya
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Istanbul, Direct (Approx. 6.5 Hours)

STOP 16: Sun., Nov. 20 – Fri., Nov. 25 (5 Nights) ISTANBUL, Turkey
– HIGHLIGHTS: Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Amsterdam, Direct (Approx. 4 Hours)

STOP 17: Fri., Nov. 25 – Fri., Dec. 2 (7 Nights): AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
– HIGHLIGHTS: Rijksmuseum; Vondelpark; Diamant Museum Amsterdam
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to London, Direct (Approx. 1 Hours)

STOP 18: Fri., Dec. 2 – Fri., Dec. 9 (7 Nights): LONDON, United Kingdom
– HIGHLIGHTS: Tower of London; British Museum; Stonehenge
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Flight to Dublin, Direct (Approx. 1.5 Hours)

STOP 19: Fri., Dec. 9 – Mon., Dec. 12 (3 Nights): DUBLIN, Ireland
– HIGHLIGHTS: The Dublin Castle; Guinness Brewery; Kilmainham Gaol (Jail)
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 3 Hours)

STOP 20: Mon., Dec. 12 – Wed., Dec. 14 (2 Nights): CORK, Ireland
– HIGHLGHTS: Blarney Castle & Stone
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 1.5 Hours)

STOP 21: Wed., Dec. 14 – Fri., Dec. 16 (2 Nights): KILLARNEY, Ireland
– HIGHLIGHTS: Full Day Ring of Kerry Tour; Killarney National Park
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 4 Hours)

STOP 22: Fri., Dec. 16 – Mon., Dec. 19 (3 Nights): GALWAY, Ireland
– HIGHLIGHTS: Connemara and Cong Tour; Cliffs of Moher and Burren Tour; Tracing My Family’s Roots
– TRANSPORTATION TO NEXT CITY: Train Ride (Approx. 2.5 Hours)

STOP 23: Mon., Dec. 19 – Wed., Dec. 21 (2 Nights): DUBLIN, Ireland
Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin

WEDNESDAY,  DECEMBER 21, 2011: HOME TO THE USA – just in time for Christmas with the families.
(Fly from Dublin to Chicago, Approx. 8.5 Hours; Chicago Layover for 2 Hours; Fly from Chicago to LA, Approx. 4.5 Hours). Total Travel Time = 15 Hours

 

For any blog or travel-related questions, feel free to e-mail me at aroundtheworldin112days (at) gmail

1 thought on “About”

  1. good luck guys & have fun!

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