You just never realize what you are missing until your friends decide to take a six month journey around the world. A lot of manoey and staying in hotels? Not for these two. It's a backpack, learn the culture trip for these two. Dave and Marile set out in late November to conquer the world. Not the typical world you think a U.S. citizen would see.
Starting with the Cook islands, they moved on to New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, Kenya, anf other non-typicla travel destinations. To me, it's a very interesting way to see the world.
See for yourself at the Bordens Hit the Road web site where you can see their Itinerary, photos and comment from the road, and even a packing list and photos of the backpack prep for those who are interested.
This is one trip I would love to take but I am taking it vicariously through their very detailed accounts of their web site. The reading is great. It's not just about the usual we say this, we saw that. Dave and Marile really get into the culture and the politics of each place they visit. You really feel like you have a grasp of what it's like to be there. It's one of the greatest vicarious experiences out there.