Our bags are (almost) packed. The house is (almost) sold. We’ve (almost) finished work. Eighteen days to go until we will be living out of a backpack for a year.
Andy an I decided a couple of years ago that we wanted to take a break from work to go and travel the world. So we started saving up and planning for our year away.
We’ll be starting the first half of our year away with a couple of weeks in Romania, travelling around Transylvania. Starting in Bucharest, we’ll be stopping off in Sinaia, Brasov (and Bran Castle), Sibiu, Sighișoara, ending in Cluj.
Then after a short trip home to see family we’re off to India for a month and a half. Starting in Rajasthan in the North, stopping off in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Uidapur, Agra (for the Taj Mahal), Varanasi and Delhi.
Then we head south to Kerala, passing through Trivandrum, Varkala, the Kerala Backwaters, Kochi, Periyar National Park, Madurai, Mysuru, and Hampi.
After all that travelling around we head up to Goa to relax by the beach for a few days, before we fly to our last stop in India, Mumbai.
After India it’s on to South East Asia, working our way through Vietnam from North to South, then on to Cambodia (to see Angkor Wat), then on to Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar.
You can see the full interactive travel map here.
We’re still planning out the second half of our trip, but we will be starting in South America (spending a few months working our way through Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina), then on to Australia and New Zealand before heading back to South East Asia to explore Malaysia and Indonesia.
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