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.
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
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:
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.