As you know, Jon and I met while backpacking last year in South East Asia. He left the UK in March 2013 while I left Iraq in April 2013 then we’ve met in Laos in May 2013. We’ve been living together and working in Hanoi, Vietnam since July 2013 when we decided to venture to a new adventure for 2014. We started our trip last 21 February and here we are in England with 2 more weeks left on our 4-months straight of backpacking for 2014 and a year of being on the road.
4 months. 4 countries (Singapore, India, Maldives, UK). More than 20 cities. Multiple overnight trains and buses. 11 Flights (including transits in Saudi Arabia and Qatar). 2 New Certifications. 23,787 Miles (accdg. to Tripline) and a lot of amazing people, experiences and adventures!
|Our 2014 backpacking itinerary|
Started the trip by flying out of Hanoi, Vietnam to Singapore.. We had 2 days transit in Singapore where we were hosted by my relatives. From Singapore, we flew to Chennai, India then traveled straight to Goa to study Tantra Yoga. After the course was finished, we flew to Maldives for a week then flew back to North Goa to meet Jon’s sister which then started our backpacking trip to the North. We spent our last 2 weeks in the country by studying Ayurveda Massage in Rishikesh.
We’re in India for 3 months, where did we go?
|30 hours train ride from NJP to New Delhi (because of delays)|
South Goa (Agonda, Palolem, Galgibaga, Patnem)
North Goa (Anjuna, Ashwem)
New Mumbai and Mumbai
Agra, Uttar Pradesd
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Darjeeling, West Bengal
New Jalpaiguri/ Siliguri
Kasol- Parvati Valley
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh
New Delhi- Gurgaon
Currently, we’re here in Southwest England for about a week now, finally meeting Jon’s whole family. We’re staying at Jon’s parent’s house in Stroud (Gloucestershire) and also had the chance to visit Tetsbury, Bath and Wells in Somerset, Stonehenge, Marlborough, Avebury, Salisbury and Westbury to visit his grandmother. We still have two weeks left in UK and we plan to spend it around Oxford with his family, Cardiff, Wales to meet his friends, then couchsurfing in Glasgow and Edinburgh, Scotland, 2 nights in North England (Cumbria) to do cottaging with his friends and then few days to go around London before our flight to Lima, Peru on 19 June!
Once we arrived in Peru and found a new home-base then we’ll definitely have more time to write and update this blog and probably launch our website.
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