We asked for your suggestions in helping us decide where to go this upcoming July. The response was great– with tons of fabulous, detailed advice and suggestions.
As I mentioned, we were thinking of heading back to South East Asia, specifically to Cambodia. But, with the help of some readers’ suggestions, we added a couple other fantastic cities to our itinerary. See? Following this blog is a big deal. Pat yourself on the back.
I’m happy to tell you guys…
This July we will be heading to:
- Hanoi, Vietnam
- Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)
- Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)
- Phnom Penh, Cambodia
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- Seoul, South Korea
How cool is that?! Our general itinerary looks like this (for now):
We may need to adjust cities to accommodate the schedule, which means this could change. If we find we’re not giving enough time to really explore, we aren’t opposed to cutting things out. For now, this is ideally what we want to do.
AND WE’RE SO EXCITED!
We are going during low-season, so it should be less tourist-filled. But, that comes at a cost–it’s rainy season. And it will be hotter than eating ghost pepper chili in the middle of the desert. We’re South Florida residents now, so we’re prepared. Also, our plans may need to change if a cyclone hits. We’ve been known to have some bad luck with weather and traveling (aside from our wedding in England) so, we’re good at being flexible. Read: finding the nearest watering hole.
Tentative Sights To See:
Hanoi, Vietnam (3-4 days)
- Halong Bay
- Sapa (weather dependent)
Yangon & Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) (3-5 days)
- Shwedagon Pagoda
- Bagan Temples
Phnom Pehn & Siem Reap, Cambodia (7 days)
- The Grand Palace
- The Killing Fields
- Angkor Wat (explore other temples we didn’t see)
- Floating villages
Seoul, South Korea (2 days)
- Gyeongbokgung Palace
- Gangnam Style (Sorry. Had to say it.)
Have I ever told you guys what an AV Geek I am? My office looks out on the flight path into Ft. Lauderdale Airport. I usually can name what type of plane is flying past… *NERD ALERT.*
Anyway, you may not be as impressed by this, but I think it’s so neat.
Our flight paths and total miles:
We don’t have all our flights booked yet, just the main ones to and from the States. Only paid $66.73 too. That’s for another post…
Thanks for all of your suggestions and input, obviously it helped. We don’t have a ton of insight on Seoul and we’re figuring out just how exactly we’re going to get to Myanmar (Burma) without wasting days of travel.
So, if you have any suggestions on places to go and explore while we’re there, comment below. I’d love to hear it!
Here’s to 5 months of exciting adventure planning!
So excited for you guys. You’ll have so much fun! Can’t wait to follow you on your journey!
Thank you! Super excited to share in the planning and travels to these fun places too.
Getting to Myanmar…no surprise, but Jeff suggests boats. Lots of sturdy boats. 🙂
I hear planes are a bit sturdier. Would Jeff like us to Facetime him? Just to reassure him. Or would that make matters worse? 😉