Facebook Pixel

2014 Backpacking Itinerary (4 months)

By Kach Umandap May 13th, 2022 Posted in Inspiration and Love Stories, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

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 met in Laos in May 2013. We’ve been living together and working in Hanoi, Vietnam since July 2013 when we decided to venture into 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.

2014 Backpacking Itinerary (4 months)
Photo by Abhishek Chinchalkar CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Stonehenge, UK
We’ve learned a lot of new skills in Asia and have been certified TEFL teachers, Tantra Yoga teachers, and Ayurveda Massage Therapists, so we’re ready for another round of adventures on the other side of the world…another 2 more years of the working and traveling in South America and Oceania (until 2016)!

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 acute. to Tripline) and a lot of amazing people, experiences, and adventures!

Our 2014 backpacking itinerary
2014 Backpacking Itinerary (4 months)
Photo by Robert Pittman CC BY-ND 2.0

I started the trip by flying out of Hanoi, Vietnam to Singapore. We had 2 days of transit in Singapore where we were hosted by my relatives. From Singapore, we flew to Chennai, India, then traveled to Goa to study Tantra Yoga. After the course was finished, we flew to the 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 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)
2014 Backpacking Itinerary (4 months)
Photo by Jim Callender CC BY-NC 2.0

South Goa (Agonda, Palolem, Galgibaga, Patnem)
Gokarna, Karnataka
North Goa (Anjuna, Ashwem)
Trivandrum, Kerala
New Mumbai and Mumbai
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Bodh Gaya, Bihar
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Gangtok, Sikkim
New Jalpaiguri/ Siliguri
Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Kasol- Parvati Valley
Kheer Ganga
Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh

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 Tetbury, Bath, and Wells in Somerset, Stonehenge, Marlborough, Avebury, Salisbury,y and Westbury to visit his grandmother. We still have two weeks left in the n UK and we plan to spend it around Oxford with his family, Cardiff, Wales to meet his friends, Couchsurfingurfing 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!

UK Itinerary


Photograph by Chetan Karkhanis
Photo by sandeepachetan.com travel photography CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Once we arrived in Peru and found home based-base then Italy have more time to write and update this blog and probably launch our website.

If you have any tips for South America, would be very happy to hear them! Athena, if you need any tips about traveling around South East Asia and India, we’re very happy to help. Please LIKE us on Facebook – Two Monkeys Travel =)

 Monkey DividersAre you on Pinterest? Pin these!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

COPYRIGHT DISCLAIMER:Many of the articles on Two Monkeys Travel Group are guest posts by a number of Approved Contributors and are hosted by Two Monkeys Travel Group. Approved Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. This includes all text and images that they use within their own work. All contributors are instructed to follow internationally recognised copyright and intellectual property guidelines. Two Monkeys Travel Group takes its own responsibilities very seriously, so if you feel that any part of this work is abusive in any way, please send us an email so that we can investigate - [email protected]

DISCLOSURE: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. So when you make a purchase we sometimes make a small commission, at no extra cost to you. The cost to you remains the same, sometimes even cheaper if we have negotiated a special deal for our readers.We use all of the companies we have listed here and that’s why they are in this list, but of course we need to keep Two Monkeys Travel Group running as well as it can, which is exactly what you’re helping with if you do decide to buy or book something through an affiliate link! If you have any more questions about the companies we use or any other companies you’re looking at, just email us and we’ll be happy to help.Please see our full disclaimer page for more information.

Written by Kach Umandap

Founder of Two Monkeys Travel Group. Since 2013, Kach has visited all the 7 continents (including Antarctica) and 151 countries using her Philippines Passport. In 2016, she bought a sailboat and went on sailing adventures with her two cats - Captain Ahab & Little Zissou in the Caribbean for 2 years. She now lives in Herceg Novi, Montenegro where she's enjoying her expat life and living on a gorgeous Stonehouse. She writes about her experiences traveling as a Filipina traveler with a PHL Passport. Also tips on backpacking trips, luxury hotel experiences, product reviews, sailing & adventure travel.