Five months until take off
So most people know by now about our upcoming epic adventure. We fell in love with travel and fell in love with Asia when we went in May 2016. We plan go back and it is officially five months until take off. Five months until we board that plane to Bangkok with a backpack each and nothing more.
We fly on September 24th from Edinburgh – Doha with Qatar Airways, and again from Doha – Bangkok with Qatar Airways. (Can you tell we love Qatar Airways.)
As I mentioned above the idea for the trip came about because of our previous travel in Thailand. We fell in love with the country so naturally it was out first port of call (after 19 hours in Qatar as an exploring layover.) During our layover we will be using the Doha hop on-hop off bus to visit the most exciting tourist destinations and hopefully will be spending the afternoon on Banana Island checking out their private beach and pool area.
We have just confirmed out first three nights with the Amari Watergate Bangkok in an Executive Club Room and we cannot wait. We will be back and forth to Bangkok a few times so are looking for hotel recommendations for the other stays.
We plan to spend the next 6/7 weeks in Thailand before flying to Hong Kong (and visiting China and Macau from there,) then Taiwan, The Philippines then its all kind of up in the air from there. We have a general idea of what we will do that includes Singapore, Malaysia and back to Thailand. We are also meeting my aunt in Bali to spend her 50th birthday with her around March or April 2018.
We will be there for a total of 8, maybe 9 months. It all depends when we need to be back for a big Haley family holiday and whether we fly back via South Africa to visit a friend.
Where we stand now
Right now we are trying to rent out our house and sell everything in it. We have our second house viewing tomorrow at 10am, eek! I hope they take it. We have a room to rent until we go so for us it would be better to be in there and saving our rent money for the trip. Everything we own is slowly being added to this blog and sold on our home clearance pages as people want things. Whatever is left will be given to charity. We may even take some of Travis’ old clothes to Bangkok and hand them in to an orphanage if we have the space.
We will be writing a post to describe in detail how we will be funding the trip a number. We won’t make any money by renting our place out as we pay a monthly mortgage, so we will be working to pay our way. I already work remotely and David is looking for remote work now. We have an online business too but we will go into detail about this in the funding post.
Our next move
We are simply trying to kill the time until we can go. I already work online and ideally David will too by the time we go. We have a trip coming up to Barcelona in June, so we are preparing for that. We have a few sponsorship deals in the UK we need to do too for food reviews so we are looking forward to that!
Until then we will be working on our travel stories and making our website better and more enjoyable for our readers.