Yes, we're counting.
Wed 30 Dec 09
It's only 26 days until we take off and we have most of our trip is planned out pretty well. There are portions that we can't book in advance due to the fact that the transportation we are using and some of the hotels/hostels simply don't have an online reservation system, but that's fine. We'll figure it out.
Here's the itinerary!
January 26th 12:05am (yep, just after midnight): Take off from SFO.
January 27th After changing planes in Taiwan, we'll arrive in Bangkok around 11:35am local time.
January 27th- 31st Bangkok! We'll do a day trip to Ko Kret somewhere in here.
February 1st and 2nd Ayutthaya. Temple ruins, jungle, and elephants galore.
February 3rd Bangkok maybe, or another day in Ayutthaya. Whatever. We'll figure it out.
February 4th Off to Malaysia! We'll be taking a plane from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur.
February 5th & 6th Kuala Lumpur and stuff.
February 7th At this point we'll make our way to a Jungle Train entrance point. Probably Gua Musang, but we'll see.
February 8th The Jungle Train! AKA: the thing I'm looking forward to the most.
February 9th & 10th Off to Bintan, Indonesia for a two day break at the Shady Shack. Beach time!
February 11th- 15th Singapore to bring in the Chinese New Year!
February 15th Possible detour in Taipei during our half day layover.
I just want to make a note about Shady Shack in Indonesia. We made our reservation there by text message. Yes, text message. It was bizarre, but the guy (Lobo, I think) responded quickly. It's really going to be an adventure. The pictures I've seen of Bintan look incredible and I've heard amazing things about Trikora Beach. This is our trade off for not being able to visit an island in Thailand. We just simply don't have the time to do it in Thailand, but with Bintan's close proximity to Singapore it fits in rather nicely. And we'll also probably get an Indonesian stamp on our passport. Sure, we'll only be there for two days, but hey, it's a stamp! Gotta fill up those pages!
If you want flight numbers, hotel names, and stuff like that just email me or Josh and we'll give it to you.
Our next post will (probably) be from Thailand!