We’re Barry and Laura, two soon to be married adventurers travelling the world! 2012 will be an action packed year for us; completing the small task of marrying then embarking on year long extended honeymoon to see some of the most exciting destinations in the world!
Our year will take us to Thailand and an overland adventure through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. From there, we travel to Indonesia for some relaxation before jetting off to Australia, taking in the west and east coast. Then its off to New Zealand, before our South American adventure of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. We’ll also be heading to Antarctica for a couple of weeks! We take a break in Guatemala and Mexico, before the final leg of journey across North America, with LA, Vegas, New York and Toronto on the hit list. Phew, I’m tired just thinking about it.
Practice makes perfect as they say, and so far we’ve travelled to over 30 countries. Before embarking on this round the world trip for twelve months, we tested out our backpacking skills on a couple of smaller trips to see how we fared.
Our first big trip together was in 2005, when we spent two months backpacking around Asia. It was our first trip together, and we loved it! We experienced China pre Olympics, spending time in Shanghai, Beijing and Xian, with our highlights including climbing to the Great Wall of China, visiting the Forbidden City in Beijing and the Terracotta Warriors in Xian.
We also visited the relative home comforts of Hong Kong, before jetting off to Bali, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.