world trip 2012 travel blog

world trip 2012

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Welcome to my trip journal, I have now completed my dream trip of traveling around the world, this trip had been in the planning stages for the past five years. I retired from my job on 16th March and a few days later I was on the road for the first part of my world trip, a journey that would take me around the world (but not in 80 days lol). I left my home in Ignacio, CO on the 21st of March heading east to Denver then on to NYC for the night before heading on east to Keiv, Ukraine, on to Dubai and more of Asia. This first part took four months to complete traveling mostly on the Asian continent covering 18 countires. On the 22nd of July I left Tokyo at 9:00 am heading to Seoul, South Korea then on to LA landing there at 11:05 am on the 22nd of July wow a short fast trip only a couple hours, lol, but actually this trip was almost 14 hours flying time and many more hours setting in airports, crossing the international date line, picking up a day. Spending more time at the airport in LA going through US customs then it was on to Denver and home getting there at 10:30 pm after a very long day. Wow what a trip was out of the USA for 126 days traveled to 18 countires which I had not been too before and making it all the way around the world.
For the next month I worked on the plans for the second part of my world trip. I left Ignacio, CO on the 22nd of August heading east again to Denver then on to Reykjavik, Iceland and on to Bergen, Norway where I started my next adventure. I spend the next 82 days traveling in Europe with a trip to Israel before returning home on the 12th of Noverber. On this part of the trip I traveled to 15 more countries making a total of 33 countries for the world tour of 2012. To learn more about this trip check out my travel log and the many picture taken during the trip, more fact about the trip are in the entry for 31st December check it out.
All I can say is wow what a great adventure traveling to all the exotic places around the world with many yet to travel too. I hope you enjoy traveling with me, see you on the next adventure. Happy traveling Buck

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53 
 
 
Beijing, China Forbidden City and the...
 
52 
 
 
Terracotta Warriors and Xi'an
 
51 
 
 
Xi'an, China
 
50 
 
 
Hangzhou, China
 
49 
 
 
Shanghai, China
 
48 
 
 
YiChang,China
 
47 
 
 
Chongqing, China
 
46 
 
 
Chengdu, China
 
45 
 
 
Yangshuo, China
 
44 
 
 
HONG KONG
 
43 
 
 
Manila, Philippines
 
42 
 
 
Cebu, Philippines
 
41 
 
 
Ho Chi Minh City
 
40 
 
 
GOOD MORNING VIETNAM Chau Doc, Vietnam
 
39 
 
 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
 
38 
 
 
Angkor Wat Temple, and more Temples
 
37 
 
 
Siem Reap, Cambodia
 
 
 
 
Bangkok
 
36 
 
 
Bangkok, Thailand
 
35 
 
 
Train from George Town to Bangkok
 
34 
 
 
George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
 
33 
 
 
Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia
 
32 
 
 
Singapore
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