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1. Posted by kat_crane (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Hi. I'm finishing up a year of teaching in Japan and looking for a few people to travel Asia with for a few months starting in August. Here's a loose schedule of what I'm hoping to do.

Aug. 20-30 Travel to Beijing and site seeing in China
Hike a section of the Great Wall
Sept. 1-7 Kayaking in Halong Bay/Exploring Hanoi
Sept. 7-10 Trekking in Laos or Vietnam
Sept 11-16 Travel down the Mekong River through Laos by bike and boat
Sept. 17-30 Travel through Cambodia
Bike or boat from Phnom Phen to Angkor Wat
Volunteer at an Orphanage??
Sept. 31 Bus from Angkor Wat to Bangkok
Oct. 1-14/21 Travel to India/Nepal/other for Volunteer Trip
Oct 15/21-30 Climbing/Kayaking/Etc. in Krabi Area
Nov. 1-7 Malaysia (Maybe)
Nov 8-14 Jungle Trekking in Borneo
Nov. 15 Return to Bangkok
Nov. 16 Fly home

I just gave myself dates so that I could get a rough idea of how long I might need, so they're completely subject to change. I know a few people who might come along from Japan, but we'd love to have a larger group, as it gives people options of staying longer in certain places and splitting off if travel iteneraries differ. I'm more interested in learning about the culture, staying in cheaper more authentic places, and having unique experiences than staying in those fancy $15/night places, boozing it up, and hanging out only with other crazy travellers. Let me know if you're looking at the same time period and the same goals. Thanks! -katie

2. Posted by ZenG (Budding Member 8 posts) 10y

I'll be travelling SE Asia for about 8 months starting in late April. From what you listed it sounds like you have a pretty packed adventure. I would definately be up for the ride. Keep me posted on your plans etc.

3. Posted by greegor (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

Sounds great. I don't have the same freedom as you in that I can only travel for up to a week at a time. I'd love to catch up on your travels though and anywhere in SE Asia is definitely on my itinerary. Stay in touch.

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 10y

Hey Katie,

Oddly enough, I have been looking into roughly the same plan and dates that you mention. I'm afraid I can't commit quite yet as I still need to convince my boss that 2 months off (Sept - Nov) is plausible. We're one employee down at the moment, have a new one starting in a couple of weeks, so I was hoping to have the craziness die down around here before I spring this on them.

At any rate, I'd love to hear more and possibly stay in touch if I can make it happen. Just as an FYI, I grew up and still live in Vail so would be flying in and out of Denver (obviously with connections) as well.

Send me a PM if interested.

All the best,

John