Around-the-World 2010 travel blog

Around-the-World 2010

Stephan & Amy travel blog
Welcome to our travel journal for the year 2010!

We'll start the journal this year in August, covering our adventures in Thailand. Our trip actually began much earlier.

We left the U.S. in mid-May, flying initially to Iceland. We then continued on to Norway, visiting its capital city (Oslo) and its indescribably beautiful fjord country.

Next on the itinerary were Denmark, Sweden, and Finland, followed by a brief stop in St. Petersburg, Russia, to see the Hermitage. Following that, we traveled through the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

I've written stories covering these northern European experiences, and will soon be emailing them to those on my travel list who have received stories in the past.

In early July, we decided that we'd had enough of chilly northern Europe. Bali, Indonesia, with its tropical weather, beaches, and jungles, fit the bill for what we we had begun to crave. We headed there.

On the way, we stopped in a favorite city (Istanbul, Turkey) for a few days, and did a brief re-exploration of crowded, steamy Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

We made it to Bali, and whiled away a month on that island and its smaller offshore neighbor named Nusa Lembongan. Nusa Lembongan is accessible only via somewhat rickety wooden ferries. Crossing open seas in these boats, without the security of even on-board life jackets, is an experience.

The current trip journal picks up our trail after we've left Bali and have flown to Bangkok, Thailand. Periodic journal entries will document our Thailand adventures. You can follow along as well on the provided map, which outlines the route we have taken within Thailand.

We hope our adventures will prompt some of you to get out and make your own! Please keep in touch.

Be sure to check out our homepage at:

Order: oldest at top ( reverse )

Arrival in Thailand -...
Sukhothai - Thailand's...
Si Satchanalai -...
Lampang - Elephants,...
Chiang Mai - Mangled by...
Lampang - A Day with...
Mae Sariang - Fit for a...
Share |