One final note
01.04.2016 - 03.06.2016 25 °C
Hey guys !
I'm sitting here in the Surat Thani airport in Thailand, reading through some of our older blogs, remembering some of our greatest moments. Our first day in Beijing, walking through a hutong, to the Peking International hostel. We were so lost back then, It really seems like ages ago. We walked the Great Wall, climbed to Pandora, witnessed the Terracotta Warriors. Omg, I absolutely love China, just thinking about it. They have some of the most beautiful, remote places in the world. You think one place is unbelievably stunning, until you go to the next. It's definitely a favourite of mine, I just wish we had more time. Seoul, Korea was a whirlwind, but we made it to the Gangnam borough, and travelled to Japan by boat !⛴ Then SE Asia happened, and it was all downhill from there lol People, parties, drinks, pools, so much sun, an all around amazing time. We also witnessed the beautiful Ha Long Bay, experienced the very moving Cambodian genocide museum, S21, and awoke at 4am to visit Angkor Wat. Garrison says his favourite moment was cruising up to the blue lagoon on motorbikes, in Laos. The views were breathtaking. Finally, we stayed on the infamous Khao San Rd, and travelled the islands for a week. I even passed my open water diving cert !
Garrison and I have been together 63 days straight, and I would do it all over again, if I could. (I think he would too.. ?🤔) lol This man stood by my side, supported me when times got rough, and came to every single tourist spot until his head exploded. If it was up to him, I'm sure the pool would have sufficed😂😆 We argued at times, we definitely stressed at times (getting lost in Guilin, doing overnights on empty stomachs, to name a few), but I always knew he'd be there. These memories are invaluable, and I will cherish them forever. I plan to blow up our Phnom Penh gun picture, and hang it in the front entrance of our condo lol Welcome to our home 🔫😆
Just a few necessary travel tips, Garrison and I talked about earlier:
- Quick dry towel was extremely useful. You can buy from SAIL for $35.99. Some hostels charge.
- OSPREY travel bag is unreal. It's the 46L, but you can separate the backpack, and the main bag has wheels. (Lifesaver👌🏼) SAIL $400.00
- CAMELBACK. Another LIFEsaver. It's so hot, so to have water on you at all times is amazing, especially at overpriced tourist spots. Again, SAIL.
- No such thing as men's deodorant sticks. It baffled Rob (only roll-on bs). Bring extra.
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our readers. Almost 5,000 views, and over 3,500 visits! I can't believe it. We are so happy you were there with us throughout this journey ! I really hope that some of our great, and not so great experiences (scams) will help some of you in your travels. We've loved writing in real time, and we look forward to reading them in the years to come. I tease Garrison that our next travel blog will be, "You, Me, and the Baby" hahaha His face: 😕 lol On that last joke (Mom and Carol), it's been a slice. We are currently suffering through a 40 hour travel time home, with two overnight layovers, but will be landing at Pearson in T minus 2 days.
Maybe we'll get one final blog from Garrison, so keep your eyes peeled.
Love you all, and see you soon !! 😘😘
Rob & Erin ✌🏼️
P.s If you have any questions about our 2 month journey, through 7 countries, you can e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org