Ridiculously ambitious, but still very open – here is our rough plan:

  • October to March: Japan, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, Yunnan, Cambodia
  • Mid-March to Mid-April: Jordan, Syria & Egypt
  • April to June: South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania
  • July: France
  • Mid-July to October: Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Argentina

Lordy… we return to Australia on 9 October 2008, 365 days after we set off.

Revised World map

After nearly four months in India, we had to fly out (despite protests!) to new destinations with a quick stopover in Hong Kong.

Our Indian adventures were followed by an exploration of the Mekong region which took us from the base of the Tibetan plateau to the temples of Angkor.

We then went for a taste of the Middle East visiting ancient cities in Jordan, Syria and Egypt.

After brief yet enjoyable pit stop in France, we have embarked on our journey along the East African coast visiting Mozambique, Malawi and Tanzania.

We then caught up with family and friends in France for a gastronomic tour of the country (our Itinerary in France)

We’ve started the last part of our trip: Sudamerica! After an epic climb of Volcán Cotopaxi and a couple of days seeking whales on the coast of Ecuador, we´ve crossed into Peru and reached Iquitos in the middle of the Amazon jungle spending a few sleeping on hammocks and sharing spaces with cattle and other animals. After a few days for some more mountain climbing around Huaraz, and another tour into the Amazon jungle, we hit the crown jewel of South America: Machu Picchu.

After a few erratic travel manoeuvres and last minute destination choices, we now find ourselves in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Final Stop: Buenos Aires, Argentina