We had a pretty good idea what our basic itinerary would look like about a year ago. And since that time, we’ve made almost no changes to it. The first leg of the trip is more structured and planned out, as there are some classes/activities we’re signing up for. But the rest of the trip we’ll be valuing flexibility and tweaking our destinations on what hostel mates share, political realities, and the schedules of friends meeting up with us. So as our trip crystallizes for us, we’ll update this section. Check back!

***  Whereas what was written above was the original text when we left, we’ve been updating our itinerary as we’ve been going to remember where we’ve been and let people know pretty accurately where we currently are.***10/24/09

January 7-14   Mexico City and Angangueo, Mexico

January 14-18  Diriamba, Nicaragua

January 18-February 13  San Juan de la Concepcion, Nicaragua

February  13    Managua, Nicaragua

February 14    La Ceiba, Honduras

February 15-25   Roatan, Honduras

February 26  La Ceiba, Honduras

February 27-28  Tela, Honduras

March 1  Puerto Cortes, Honduras

March 2  Omoa, Honduras

March 3 Placencia, Belize

March 4-7 Caye Caulker, Belize

March 8-9 San Ignacio/Mountain Ridge, Belize

March 10-11 Flores, Guatemala

March 12 Tikal, Guatemala

March 13-16 Flores, Guatemala

March 16-20  Finca Ixobel–Poptun, Guatemala

March 20-23 Antigua, Guatemala

March 24-30 Lago de Atitlan, Panajachel Village, Guatemala

April 1 Antigua, Guatemala

April 2 San Jose, Costa Rica

April 3-13 Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica

April 14 Cauhita, Costa Rica

April 15-16 San Jose, Costa Rica

April 17-18 San Juan, Puerto Rico

April 18-23  Transatlantic Cruise–Atlantic Ocean

April 24  Transatlantic Cruise—Tenerife, Canary Islands

April 25  Transatlantic Cruise—Atlantic Ocean

April 26  Transatlantic Cruise—Agadir, Morocco

April 27 Transatlantic Cruise–Mediterranean Sea

April 28 Transatlantic Cruise—Malaga, Spain

April 29  Transatlantic Cruise—Valencia, Spain

April 30-May 3 Barcelona, Spain

May 3-6  Leucate, France

May 7-8 Istanbul to Bergama/Pergamum, Turkey

May 9-10 Selcuk/Ephesus, Turkey

May 11-13 Pamukkale (Hieropolis, Kaklik), Turkey

May 14-16 Egirdir (Sagalassos, Akpinar), Turkey

May 17 Olympos, Turkey

May 18-23 Kas (Myra, Kalekoy) Turkey

May 24-27 Fethiye (Kayakoy), Turkey

May 28-31 Dalyan, Turkey

June 1-4  Goreme, Turkey

June 5-12 Istanbul, Turkey

June 12 Amman, Jordan

June 13-15 Wadi Musa (Petra), Jordan

June 16  Aqaba, Jordan

June 16 Nuweiba, Egypt

June 17-19 Dahab + Hurghada, Egypt

June 20-22 Cairo, Egypt

June 23 Aswan, Egypt

June 24-26 Nile (Kumombo, Luxor), Egypt

June 27-30 Cairo, Egypt

July 1 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

July 2 – Nairobi, Kenya

July 3-5 Rift Valley, Bogoria Springs, Lake Nakuru, Kenya

July 6-8 Masai Mara, Kenya

July 9-10 Nairobi, Kenya; flight to Johannesburg, South Africa

July 11 Nelspruit, South Africa

July 12-14 Kruger National Park area, South Africa

July 15 Ladysmith (Blyde River Canyon/Drakensburg), South Africa

July 16-17 Coffee Bay, South Africa

July 18 – Cintsa, South Africa

July 19 – Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa

July 20 – Outshoorn, South Africa

July 21 – Mossel Bay, South Africa

July 22- Swellendam, South Africa

July 23-24 Hermanus, South Africa

July 25-27 Cape Town, South Africa

July 28-Aug 4 Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

August 5-6  Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia (Borobudur)

August 7 Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

August 8-12 Bali, Indonesia (Goa Gajah, Yeh Pulu, Besakih, Tenganan)

August 13 Balikpapan, Kalimantan, Indonesia

August 14 Tarkan, Kalimantan, Indonesia

August 15-21 Derawan, Kalimantan, Indonesia

August 22-24 Jakarta, Java, Indonesia

August 25-26 Singapore

August 27-31 Beijing, China

September 1-2 Shijiazhuang, China (Yujiacun, Cangyan Shan)

September 3-5 Luoyang, China (Longman Caves, Shaolin Temple)

September 6-8 Xi’an, China

September 9-10 Tianshui, China (Maijishan)

September 11-14 Chengdu, China

September 15-17 Emei, China (Leshan)

September 18 Chengdu, China

September 19-22 Yangshuo, China

September 23-26 Hong Kong

September 27-29 Manila, Philippines

September 29-October 5 Honolulu, Hawaii

October 6 Manila, Philippines

October 7 Singapore

October 8-9 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

October 10 Mekong Delta (Can Tho, My Tho, Ben Tre), Vietnam

October 11 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

October 12-14 Mui Ne, Vietnam

October 15-19 Nha Trang, Vietnam

October 20-21 Hoi An, Vietnam

October 22-24 Da Nang, Vietnam

October 25-26 Hue, Vietnam

October 27-29 Hanoi, Vietnam

October 30-November 5 Cat Ba (Halong Bay), Vietnam

November 6-7 Hanoi, Vietnam

November 8 – Udomxai, Laos

November 9-11 Luang Nam Tha, Laos

November 12-16 Luang Prabang, Laos

November 17-20 Vang Vieng, Laos

Novemberr 21-25 Vientiane, Laos

November 26-27 Pakse, Laos

November 28 Tad Lo, Laos

November 29-30 Champasak, Laos

December 1-4 Si Phan Don, Laos

December 5-8 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

December 9-12 Sihanoukville, Cambodia

December 13-15 Kampot, Cambodia

December 16-25 Siem Reap, Cambodia (Angkor Archaeological Park, Banteay Chmar, Beng Melea)

December 26-29 Bangkok, Thailand

December 30-31 Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand (Phimai Ruins)

January 1-3 Surin,Thailand (Phanom Rung, Ban Tha Klang)

January 4-6 Khon Kaen, Thailand (Kok Sanga)

January 7-8 Sukhothai,Thailand

January 9-13 Chiang Mai, Thailand

January 14-15 Bangkok, Thailand

January 16 Chumphon, Thailand

January 17-22 Koh Tao, Thailand

January 23-February 2 Koh Phangan, Thailand

February 3-5 Krabi, Thailand

February 6-8 Au Nang, Thailand

February 9-11 Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

February 12-15 Koh Lanta, Thailand

February 16 travel to Bangkok, Thailand

February 17-22 Bangkok, Thailand

February 23  SF, CA, USA!