On the 13th of November we hit the milestone of 100 days travelling on the road. Aside from two of us throwing up to celebrate it was pretty non-eventful. Both recovered fine and are back to normal but they were kind enough to pass the bug on to me. I am slowly recovering but had to take a pass on running in Venice.
We did a poll of some of our favourite things and thought we would share as we will be off-line for about twenty days as the cruise we are going on will not have internet. At least, we aren’t paying the extra fees for internet.
We have stayed in everything from a homestay to a 5-Star Resort with all the bells and whistles. Each had its own charm and it is very difficult to highlight the best.
Ben – Phu Quoc – For the swimming and the relaxing
Emma – Rome – For the beauty
Hannah – Florence – it looks like the inside of a snow globe although Hoi An is a close second.
Colleen – undecided – it was all great!
Rob – Rome – Sunny and cool with an immense history – might have recency bias
Emma – Pad Thai in Chiang Mai
Colleen – Pad Thai at the Food Factory in Siem Reap
Favourite site or Activity
Ben – Swimming
Emma – Lantern Festival
Hannah – Crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia
Colleen – Angkor Wat
Rob – Angkor Wat
Favourite mode of Transportation:
We have travelled 32,930km by all modes of transportation: 7 times by car, 9 by airplane, 2 by bus, 5 by train and 1 by ferry not to count tuk-tuks, water taxis, and pick-up trucks.
Ben – 1st class airplane rides – “in the pod”
Colleen – Canal Boats in Bangkok
Most of the places we stayed included a breakfast, usually as a result of platinum benefits, which is important when you are travelling as a family of five. The best breakfasts were:
Ben – Phu Quoc – They had everything including ice cream
Hannah – Le Meridien in Rome – smoked salmon and really good bread
Colleen – Phu Quoc – iced coffee and sushi
Rob – Moon’s Homestay – the omelette was awesome!
Least Favourite Thing:
Ben – rude people on airplanes
Emma – taxi drivers trying to scam
Hannah – waiting at restaurants for Mom and Dad to finish their Beer (this one is under protest)
Rob – People horking and loud people (a South East Asia thing)
Colleen – People horking and peeing on the side of the road (in cities and in the countryside) – and no we weren’t the ones peeing on the side of the road …
Well, we could add many more categories. What would you like to see? How is the blog and what could we do to make it more interesting?
As we finish writing this post we will spend another day in Venice and then likely be off-line until our cruise ship docks in Argentina. Ciao!