Our Trip Around the World – One Month Update

Hello from hot Chiang Mai everyone! After a month of constant movement from location to location around the world, Anna-Lisa and I have finally settled down for the next month or so in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Its been quite a busy and exciting month; we didn’t spend more then one week in any of the 7 cities we’ve been to between leaving Fairfield and arriving here in Thailand.  All this travel has made it challenging to find time to post updates, but now that we are settled in we are working on catching people up to what we’ve done.

view from apartment

View from our 8th floor Chiang Mai, Thailand apartment. We will be here for a month!

Some stats from the first month of our trip:

7 cities visited

7 total flights, 16,000 miles flown (Total out of pocket cost of all these flights thus far is ~ $950, including 2 flights in business class from Seattle to Dubai to Seoul)

17 nights spent with awesome friends and family around the world

11 total nights spent in 8 different hotels/guesthouses (7 of these nights were free thanks to points we’ve collected)

2 nights (so far) spent in our apartment in Chiang Mai

I’m a bit obsessed with maps, and thus I love looking at them and posting them for others to view.  Below is a nice representation of our trip thus far.  I would post a map of our entire trip now if I could, but we actually aren’t sure where our next stop will be.  We are considering going to Burma to see the thousands of temples, and Laos to stay in a tree house in the rain forest; ideally we will do both.

Map of our trip through mid November 2013


Zoomed in version of the places we’ve been to since leaving the US

NovTripUpdate SE Asia Detail

So what can you expect over the next few weeks?

We are currently working on some posts about what we did way back at the beginning of our trip, and pictures from the different places we’ve been to.  There will also be other posts on how we managed to spend so little money on our transportation and hotels, along with reviews of our hotels and flights.

In case you missed them previously, the first couple posts about our trip are already up:

First Stop – Portland, Oregon

Dubai in Pictures

Our next couple posts will be about all the delicious Portland food, our favorite activity in Seattle (going underground) and the desert safari we went on in Dubai.

5 Responses to Our Trip Around the World – One Month Update

  1. Sara Jennings November 14, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying your travels. Can’t wait to hear what new dishes you’ve tried and if Annalisa has learned to how to make any of them. Jazmina will be 12 years old tomorrow. I treasure every day with her. She seems to feel real good though I’m pretty sure she’s getting hard of hearing. If I come home at an odd time, I get all the way into the house and find her snoozing on the daybed. She seems embarrassed if I wake her up so I try to make a LOT of noise coming in. As always, Sara

    • Anna-Lisa November 14, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Hi Sara, Thanks for your comment! We are going to a cooking class next week and hopefully today we are buying a hot plate. Most apartments in Thailand don’t come with kitchens, just a sink, I guess everyone eats out every meal because it’s so inexpensive. I’m hoping to start cooking more once I get everything set up. Glad Jazmina is doing well, you take such good care of her. 🙂

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