Round the World

Z crossing a tree bridge, Virachey National Park, Cambodia

In Virachey National Park

Our round the world adventure will take us through five continents and sixteen countries, from the tribal interior of Indonesian Papua to the top of the Stratosphere in Vegas.

We’ll be hooking up with friends, family, friends of friends and others, eating most stuff we can get our hands on, climbing, kayaking, rafting, snorkelling, diving, riding, and exploring a whole new world.

The plan is to travel in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Venezuela, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil.

You experience much more, and meet more people, when travelling overland (or over water) than you do by taking the plane. So, where possible, we’ll be travelling by bus, train, pickup, jeepney, ute, boats, bikes, foot, tuk-tuks, etc., with the odd elephant or horse thrown in.

The map page shows where we’ve been to date. For more on:

Cambodia — click here
Vietnam — click here
Laos — click here
Thailand — click here
The Philippines — click here

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7 Responses to “Round the World”

  1. Alexandra June 20, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    This is my big dream! I’m a single mother with an eleven year old boy, and hopefully will see to it one day.
    I have the utmost admiration for you. : ) Have a beautiful journey.

    • MummyT June 21, 2010 at 9:39 am #

      Thank you… And do, do, do it. Otherwise they’re grown before you know it…

  2. seaorchids July 29, 2010 at 2:42 am #

    Agreed! Amazing… and I’d love to have the opportunity someday to see even 1/2 of what you’re experiencing. Thank you for documenting it so we can read and learn along with you.

  3. Maria Carlton September 4, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    HI – I just found your blog and low what I’ve read so far – will devour more later tonight. I’m a widowed mum with 12 year old son who is my best mate and we’ve been talking about doing something similar to your plan in 2012 – he’ll be turning 14 that year. We’ve got so far as to figure out we’d like to do this, and to take 6-8 months off and busk/write for extra income as we go, but the big question I have for you is this: did you decide to do this and save for it with a fairly large budget, or head out with faith and a little bit of money and just see where you got to before it ran out. Are you working on a book contract for this to be self funding?

    I love the adventure and feel drawn to want to share the world with my son… thanks for inspiring me to keep going with the planning…

    • MummyT September 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm #

      I’m glad you’re feeling inspired, and I can guarantee that the two of you will have a blast. One thing I would say is that you might also find six or eight months rather shorter than it probably feels from here.

      I’ve got a relatively decent budget at the moment due to selling out my share of my house (mortgaged, obviously). Plus I have some self-employed work lined up for next year, which I can do remotely (writing), and exploring other options in addition to that, but it’s important to me to have this time off work, as I never had time off when Z was a baby (self-employment, etc).

      I would like to do a book eventually. I did have an agent back before Z was born, and had various meets about a non-fiction project which never quite got off the ground, so that would be a natural step for me: I’m also working on some fiction, which is also something I’m keen to do. But I’m not currently at the stage of thinking pitches and synopses, though I probably should begin to think about that…

  4. wenqi October 26, 2010 at 12:04 pm #

    hi just found your blog, really surprise for me. me and husband r going to travel the world next January, which the the route is quite similar with yours. i saw the different view about SE Asia from your blog, thanks so much and hope you enjoy the rest of your trip wenqi x x x

    • MummyT October 27, 2010 at 5:53 pm #

      i will do! and enjoy yours. where do you start from?

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