Recap of 2012 - A Year of Adventure!

 

2012 - what a fun year

 

Singapore

 

 

Singapore 71

 

 

I can't believe a year has gone by.  On December 30, we moved across the world to Asia..... Singapore to be exact.  We spent most of January discovering our neighborhood, our bus and metro routes, and shopping for food and household items.  Everyday was a learning experience! 

Our first trip was Bangkok, Thailand in February.  We ended up visiting Bangkok 4 times over the year.  I calculated a few fun facts about our travels:

 


Singapore 82 

 

Countries visited:  10 

China, Indonesia, India, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Russia,

Thailand (5x), US (2x), Vietnam (2x)  

Continents:  4 (well, if we count New Zealand)

Hotels:  28  (34 for D)

Airplane flights :  40 (52 for D)

Nights away from home:   117 nights


We selected a favorite photo from each place we visited.  If you click on the country link in red it will take you to the full post on the trip.

Our favorite???  SO hard to pick.  We can say the elephant ride in Laos was the highlight for the year.  And the surprise sight was the Taj Mahal, which was absolutely stunning in person.  A must see!

 

 

** February **

 

Thailand - Bangkok

 

 

Grass 66

 

 

** March **

 

New Zealand - North and South islands

 


 

New zealand blog 38

 

 

Thailand, Bangkok

 

 

Temple 6

 

** April **

 

Thailand - Bangkok


 

BANGKOK APRIL 2012 37

 

 

** May **

 

Vietnam - Hanoi

 

 

  Vietnam people 36

 

 

Vietnam - Ha Long Bay

 

 

Ha long bay 15

 

 

Indonesia - Bali

 

 

Bali blog 66

 

 

** July **

 

Russia - Moscow

 

 

From russia

 

 

** August **

 

Russia - St Petersburg

 

 

Tt looking down

 

 

China - Yangshou

 

 

Yangshuo china 107

 

 

China - Longji

 

 

  Rice fields china 31

 

 

** September **

 

Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)  

 


Saigon lady on bike3

 

 

India - New Delhi and Agra

 

 

Taj altered 2

 

 

** November **

 

Thailand - Bangkok

 

 

Bangkok nov 3

 

 

Thailand -  Udon Thani

tbp (to be posted)

 

 

Sunset copy

 

 

Laos

the elephant ride

 

 

ELEPHANT RIDE 18

 

 

More on Laos in January

 


Monks

  

We can't wait to see where 2013 takes us.  So far, we have trips scheduled for Myanmar, Bangalore (India), Ho Chi Minh, Bangkok, Bali, and Jakarta.  On my quest to reach 50 countries by 50 - I am at 48, I am pretty sure I will make it in 2013 (D is already at 50).

 

 

Texture tuesday greetings from asia

 

 

Happy New Year to you!  A big "thank you" for taking the time to stop by our blog to read about our travel adventures.  We hope it inspires you to see the world!