My itinerary at a glance.
My hope is that I am able to stay on the road for 14-15 months.
January ’11- March ’11. ( 9 week loop )Thailand. The usual traveler haunts of Bangkok & Chaing Mai. Most likely take in some other northern thai towns such as Pai & chiang rai.
Slow boat to Laos & Luang Prabang. Still not sure about the rest of laos ( vientiene, pakse, 4000 islands, POJ, etc) What I do know, is that I will not be tubing in Vien vang. Cambodia. Siem Reap & angkor (natch) & Phnom Penh. The verdict is out on battambang. Any Battambang fans or foes out there?
February: After talking with a fellow traveler & new found friend, i have decided to head to Burma in February. The wet season in Burma is in full swing in June & malaria & dengue are endemic. Not one to challenge the fates where nasty illnesses are concerned, i will head somewhere else in June.
Back to Bangkok in March to meet R & S. Our trio will venture down to koh Tao to scuba dive. We may explore Krabi, koh lanta & other areas of southern thailand. R & S depart March 27.
April & May: Indonesia: 2 months. bali, lombok & gills. Hopefully, S, E & J will meet me in in Bali. Would like to dive in the bandas but not sure I’m into the slog required to get there. I’d love to hear some indonesian diving advice.
early July:Bhutan: 10 days. All i can afford. But wouldn’t miss it.
Late july -? early august. Nepal: 3-5 weeks.Itinerary TBD
August-November-ish. India: Big country. lots to do & see. W will join sometime in sept for several (maybe more) months. tentative itinerary : Varanasi,Rishikesh, Dharmsala, amritstar, kashmir (barring great political strife), mumbai, mysore, cochin, kerala backwater trip, madurai, pondicherry. and maybe a hill station or 2 for good measure.
december: 2012 Sri Lanka. one month. itinerary TBD
january . Back to India. Rajastahan. one month-ish.
February: Turkey. 6-8 weeks ( if my money holds out)
late march. home. to the peoples republic of portland. oregon.