The Final Itinerary

By: leelefever on December 21, 2006 - 11:10am

 It was never really possible for us to have an itinerary until now since we made it up as we went along.  Now that we're home though, we have the completed list, now with fancy hyperlinks. The info below was copied from the Itinerary page.  Enjoy.

All told, we were away from home for just over one year and in that time visited 29 countries and 4 continents.  The list below represents our basic intinerary.  The links go to page that are organized by location.

December 4-8th:  Workshop in Banff, Canada

December 11th: Leave Home for Long Term

December 11th-15th: New York City

December 16th-22nd: Carolinas with friends

December 23rd-30th: Christmas with Lee's family in North Carolina

December 30th:  New Years with Sachi's family in Hawaii

January 6th: Leave Hawaii for New Zealand.

January 8th:  New Zealand

February 9th:  Brisbane, Australia

February 25th:  Singapore

March 4th:  Sri Lanka

March 15th: Malaysia

March 18th:  Mumbai, India

March 22nd: Delhi, India

March 27th: Darjeeling, India

April 2nd:   Bangkok, Thailand

April 8th: Phuket, Thailand

April 15th: Ko Lanta, Thailand 

May 2nd:  Tokyo, Japan

May 30th: Back to Bangkok, Thailand 

June 2nd:  Phuket (and Ko Phi Phi), Thailand

June 13th: Chiang Mai, Thailand

June 23rd:  Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng, Laos

July 3rd: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

July 13th:  Siem Reap, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July 31st: Hanoi, Vietnam to Macau

August 3rd: Macau to Hong Kong

August 8th: Guang Zhou, China

August 15th: Chongqing, Yangtze River, Shanghai

September 9th:  Beijing, China on Trans-Siberian Railway

September 10th:  Ulanbaatar, Mongolia

September 14th:  Irkutsk, Russia (Lake Baikal and Siberia)

September 18th: Yakaterinburg, Russia

September 21st:  Moscow, Russia

September 24th:  St. Petersburg

September 27th:  Helsinki, Finland

September 29th: Lofoten Islands, Northen Norway

October 4th: Oslo, Norway

October 7th: Copenhagen, Denmark

October 9th: Amsterdam, Holland

October 13th: Enschede, Holland

October 15th: Berlin, Germany

October 18th: Prague, Czech Republic

October 22nd: Milan, Italy 

October 23-31: Venice, Florence, Rome, Siena, Lucca, Cinque Terre, Italy

November 1st: Paris, France

November 6th: Lisbon Portugal

November 9th: Cadaques, Spain

November 12th: Barcelona, Spain 

November 23rd: New York City, USA

November 24th: Kernersville, NC, USA

December 1st: Atlanta, GA, USA

December 6th: Route 66, USA

December 8th: Los Angeles, CA, USA

December 11th: Home in Seattle, Wa, USA (YAY!)

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Into a New World

By: leelefever on September 28, 2006 - 12:24am

It's clear that in the short trip from Russia to Finland, we have entered a different world. Being hungry right off the train, we quickly found a cafe close to the station and walked in.  We are used to struggling through menus in other languages and this one was in Finnish.  However, what happened next did not happen for the last few months - a smiling gentleman approached us and said, in a slight Scandanavian accent  "would you like me to translate for you?"  Whahhh?  It was true - we are now in a different and more familiar world. 

The issue right now, however, is exactly which part of this world we'll see. Right now we have a place to stay tonight in Helsinki and that is the full extent of our future plans.  Before us lies the whole of Europe and where we'll go next depends on which hour you ask us.  Currently, we're considering at trip to Finnish Lapland - inside the Artic Circle. From there, maybe Sweden and/or Estonia and Latvia.    

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