Mongolia to Oz
The Mongol Rally is only the start of our honeymoon adventure. We've said our goodbyes to Martha in Ulan Ude and are continuing to travel around East and South East Asia. Starting by taking the trans-Siberian railway to Vladivostok, we’ll enjoy a few nights in South Korea before spending a couple of weeks in Japan (making sure to hit Tokyo Disneyland). From Japan, we will take a cruise to Shanghai, travel the length of Vietnam, spend a while in the Philippines, and are then settling for a while in Thailand to learn to scuba dive and enjoy island life.
Life Down Under
When we get bored of the beach (if we ever get bored of the beach), we will carry on to Malaysia and Singapore, before hitting Borneo (hello turtle island and orangutans), and Sumatra. Our last stop will be Bali, where we’ll stay for a while to learn to surf and to get everything in order for our new home in Australia.
Depending on the latest visa rules and how employable we are after spending six months or more out of a job, we are hoping to settle in Australia for a while and find a place to live and a place to work. We also want to spend some time travelling around Australia, diving into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, driving along the Great Ocean Road, exploring the outback and touring Tasmania.
The Long Way Round
When we’re ready to leave Australia, we’ll be taking the scenic route home. We’ll hopefully spend some time in New Zealand and then cross the South Pacific by boat, stopping in Tahiti, Bora Bora and Hawaii, before we reach Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. We’re then planning to spend around 6 months in South America, travelling down through Peru, Bolivia Chile and Argentina, stopping at the tip of South America (Ushuaia), and hopefully taking a detour to Antarctica. We’ll then carry on up to Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls into Brazil, enjoying the Rio carnival (if we time it right) and climbing Mount Roraima and exploring Angel Falls. We’ll continue round to Venezuela and Colombia, and finish by flying to the U.S.A and spending some time in California, before we fly back to Europe.