Recap 2014 - our most traveled year to date

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We had a wonderful year of travel.  We took 21 trips, visiting 12 different countries.  We added three new countries to our list;  Philippines, Australia, and Timor Leste bringing the total country count to 53 for me and 54 for D.  This is my year to sneak off and visit a new country without him! 

 

 

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Countries we visited this year:  Australia (new country), Cambodia, China, Indonesia (6x), Japan, Philippines (new country)(2x), Timor Leste (new country), Thailand (4x), USA (2x), and Vietnam (2x).  D also had several trips alone this year (too short for me to go):  Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia (2x), New Zealand, for a grand total of 27 trips for him!

We kicked off the year by being published in Somerset Studio's beautiful magazine  Artful Blogging...

 

 

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And in July, we were published in our local Singapore Magazine, ExPat Living - The Travel Guide - featured with three articles!

 

 

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As in previous year end reviews, we pick one photo to recap each trip to best represent our experience/memory of that county.  It is not necessarily "the best" photo of the trip.  If you click on the link in blue, it will take you to the full blog post.

 

 

January

Cebu & Moalboal, Philippines

 

 

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February
          

Melbourne, Australia

 

 

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March

 

Japan - Tokyo, Nagoya, Nara, and Kyoto

 

 

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April   

USA   

I don't write posts on our US trips, but will share a special photo of D's mom and Dad.  His father was inducted in the Virginia Wrestling Hall of Fame.

 

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May     

Bali, Indonesia - with Tammy!

 

 

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Bangkok, Thailand - with Tammy!

 

 

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Singapore - with Tammy!

 

 

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Chaing Mai, Thailand

 

 

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June   

 

 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

 

 

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    July     

Borabudor & Yogyakarta

 

    

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Phuket & Khoa Lak, Thailand

 

 

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         August          

Hong Kong, China  

 

       

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September

 

Jakarta & Bandung, Indonesia

 

 

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Bangkok - with Daisy and Noel

 

 

Bangkok

 

 

October   

Bali Indonesia - Cathy's girls trip!

 

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Hanoi, Vietnam with Erin

 

 

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Sapa, Vietnam with Erin

 

 

Sapa

 

 

Dili, Timor Leste

 

 

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 November

 

USA (Cathy only)

 

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 a visit to see my mom!

    

December

 

Manila, Baguio, Vigan and Lauag Philippines

 

 

Xmas

 

 

 

 Saigon and the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

 

New years eve

 

 

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Thank you to all of those who have stopped by for a visit and left a message.  And an eXtra big thank you to our loyal readers - you know who you are !!  Sometimes I ask myself if this blog is worth all the time I spend on it,  then I receive an encouraging note from you .... and I realize it is.  Happy New Year!

 

Where will 2015 take you?