Round The World Itinerary 2007

January 24th, 2007

NOTE: See end of blog for recent updates.

If you haven’t heard, i’m traveling for 5 months around the world (Actually 6 months now). This blog entry will serve as my master itinerary – that is, it will change as i travel, containing the most up-to-date and accurate information on where i’ve been and my next move. If you want to track my travels, bookmark this dude.

Overview of flights/countries (2007):

Sat, Feb 03 - San Francisco to New Zealand - SFO-LAX, LAX-AKL
Sun, Feb 18 - New Zealand to Australia - CHC-SYD

Wed, Mar 14 - Australia to Thailand - SYD-BKK
Sat, Mar 24 - Thailand to Cambodia - Bus from Bangkok to Siam Reap
Sun, Apr 08 - Cambodia to Vietnam - Bus from Phnom Penh to Saigon
Sat, May 05 - Vietnam to Laos - HAN-VTE
Sun, Jun 03 - Laos to Thailand - Boat from Huay Xai to Chiang Khong
Wed, June 27 (orig Sun, Apr 30) - Thailand to India - BKK-DEL
Fri, July 20 (orig Fri, Jun 01) - India to London - DEL-LHR
Sat, July 21 - London to Switzerland - LGW-ZRH
Wed, July 25 - Switzerland to London - ZRH-LGW
Thu, July 26 (orig Thu, Jun 21) - London to New York City - LHR-JFK

Mon, July 30 (orig Mon, Jun 25) - New York - San Francisco - JFK-SFO

Details:

  • Sat 3-Feb – leaving San Francisco, 3:50pm
  • Mon 5-Feb – arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, 11:15am
  • Sat 17-Feb – Good Vibrations Concert in Sydney – tickets (Beastie boys, Jurassic 5, timo maas, cassius)
  • Sun 18-Feb – Fly from Christchurch, NZ to Sydney, AU (CHC-SYD NZ 781 7:00a-8:30a)
  • Wed 21-Feb – Fly from Sydney to Brisbane (SYD-BNE QF520 11:05a)
  • Sat 25-Feb – Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne (BNE-MEL QF617 10:50a)
  • Wed 28-Feb – Fly from Melbourne to Hobart Tasmania (MEL-HBA QF1011 8:35a)
  • Fri 2-Mar – Fly from Hobart to Sydney (HBA-SYD QF1020 10:30a)
  • Tue 6-Mar – Fly from Sydney to Alice Springs, 6 day Uluru tour to Adelaide
  • Wed 14-Mar – Fly from Adelaide to Sydney (ADE
  • Wed 14-Mar – Fly from Sydney, AU to Bangkok, Thailand (SYD-BKK TG 996 5pm-10:20pm)
  • Tue 20-Mar – Shayna joins me in Thailand SFO-TPE, TPE-BKK
  • Sat 24-Mar – $7 Bus from Bangkok to Siam Reap, Cambodia
  • Thu 29-Mar – $13 Boat from Siam Reap to Battambang, Cambodia
  • Sat 31-Mar – $4 Bus from Battambang to Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  • Wed 4-Apr – $3 Bus from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Sun 8-Apr – $5 Bus from Phnom Penh to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
  • Thu 12-Apr – Bus from Saigon to Mui Ne, Vietnam (part of $17 open ticket to Hanoi)
  • Mon 16-Apr – Bus from Mui Ne to Nha Trang then to Hoi An, Vietnam (overnight)
  • Fri 20-Apr – Bus from Hoi An to Hue, then overnight bus to Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Sat 21-Apr – Overnight train from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Sapa), Vietnam
  • Tue 1-May – Overnight train from Lao Cai (Sapa) to Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Thu 3-May – 4hr Bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Fri 4-May – 4hr Bus from Halong Bay to Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Sat 5-May – Flight from Vietnam to Laos (HAN-VTE)
  • Tue 8-May – 4hr Bus from Vientianne to Vang Vieng, Laos
  • Sun 13-May – 8hr Bus from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang (LPB), Laos
  • Thu 17-May – 8hr Bus from LPB to Luang Nam Tha, Laos
  • Sat 19-May – first of 3-day trek in Nam Ha
  • Tue 22-May – 2hr Bus from Nam Tha to Muang Sing, Laos
  • Thu 24-May – 6hr Bus from Muang Sing to Oudom Xay, Laos
  • Fri 25-May – 4hr Bus from Oudom Xay to LPB, Laos
  • Sun 27-May – Shayna flies to Bangkok
  • Mon 28-May – Shayna flies home BKK-TPE, TPE-SFO
  • Fri 1-Jun – 9hr Slow Boat from LPB to Pakbeng, Laos
  • Sat 2-Jun – 8hr Slow Boat Pakbeng to Huay Xai, Laos
  • Sun 3-Jun – Crossed border to Chiang Khong, Thailand, bus to Chiang Mai
  • Tue 5-Jun – 4hr Bus from Chiang Mai to Pai, Thailand
  • Wed 03-Jun – 4hr Bus from Pai to Chiang Mai, then 11hr overnight Bus to Bangkok
  • Wed 27-Jun – fly from Bangkok to Dehli (BKK-DEL)
  • Thu 28-Jun – Delhi to Leh (himalayas) ( DEL-IXL)
  • Wed 4-July – 3hr mini-van from Leh to Lamayuru .. 10 day trek to Padum
  • Sat 14-July – 11hr jeep from Padum to Kargil (6:30a-6pm)
  • Sun 15-July – 6hr minibus from Kargil to Srinagar (12:30-6:30am Monday)
  • Tue 17-July – 1hr flight from Srinagar to Delhi SRI-DEL
  • Thu 19-July – 2hr Train from Delhi to Agra (Taj Mahal) back to Delhi
  • Fri 20-July – 7hr flight from Delhi to London DEL-LHR
  • Sat 21-July – 2hr flight London to Switzertland LGW-ZRH
  • Sun 22-July – Train from Zurich to Luzern and back
  • Mon 23-July – 1hr Train + 1hr bus from Zurich to Amden (Mt. Speer) and back
  • Wed 25-July – 2hr flight from Switzerland to London ZRH-LGW
  • Thu 26-July – 7hr flight from London to New York LHR-JFK
  • Mon 30-July – 6hr flight from NYC to San Francisco JFK-SFO

Cheers,
Chad.

Wed, Mar 14 Update: Changed my flights to leave Australia today (14th), and plan on leaving BKK in June

Wed, Mar 28 Update: Extended my trip to arrive back in USA at the end of July (instead of end of June). 6 months.

Sat, Apr 21 Update: Updated more details of countries and cities

Mon, Jun 4 Update: Changed India dates again, added Switzerland and Atlanta, Georgia

Sat, Jun 16 Update: Last change for India – Delhi and Leh, updated SF arrival, removed Atlanta


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  1. chip
    January 25th, 2007 at 11:27 | #1

    If you are on North Island of NZ for a few days, try to get to Hot Water Beach (Coromandel Peninsula). At low tide you dig a hole in sand and 100+ degree water percolates up and fills your own personal hot tub in the sand – you let the surf roll into it every so often to cool it down.

  2. January 26th, 2007 at 01:11 | #2

    hells yeah! Happy Travels! but I’ll see you in a month and a half!

  3. January 28th, 2007 at 00:54 | #3

    dude – have no idea if wayn.com is a scam as i’ve only been on it for a wee lil bittle – but perhaps it might help in your trackin journies!

    got this page bookmarked – maybe u should wiki it?

  4. EL TJ
    February 1st, 2007 at 20:20 | #4

    Dude.. what happened to BUENOS AIRES?

    I’m down here for a couple weeks. Was in Bali and Jakarta for new year’s — part of Jan.

    Unfortunately I have a “job” now so it’s tougher for me to join you. As you know I was supposed to be in Sydney till Feb 11th but had to change it to Argentina. All’s good down here, middle of summer and everything. Just chilling in my apartment, and went for a midnight swim on my rooftop pool where it’s still 85 degrees.

    I just talked to Chin in Bangkok, and hopefully I can come out for a few days while you’re there to sample the crazy ways of the Thai people. Woohoo, god bless the USA and the unwashed world travelling yanks like us.

  5. phritz
    May 14th, 2007 at 20:09 | #5

    Gawd I’m fuggin jealous. I’d fly out and meet you in india at this point if I didn’t already have a bunch of commitments this summer (weddings and whatnot). You’d better still have some travel left in you when you get back, cuz you ain’t done.

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