where I've been
Countries visited: 19/195 | Continents visited: 4
south east asia
I did my first backpacking trip to Southeast Asia in 2019. My boyfriend and I flew from Bangkok to Malaysia and spent a month relaxing on our way to Singapore. After this we went to Bali, headed to Jakarta by bus and train. We flew to Brunei, visited Sarawak and Sabah. From there we travel through Laos, Northern Thailand and came back down to Bangkok. Finalizing our trip flying to New Zealand for our next adventure.
After our adventure through Southeast Asia, we traveled to New Zealand where I made my first van tour of the South Island from head to toe in about 2 months. On (southern hemisphere) summer of 2021 we went for a few shorter van trips to visit different interesting spots around the North Island.
After 3 and a half years not being able to visit my hometown in Mexico due to Covid-19, Jono and I planned this visit through Northern America to see my family in Monterrey and brother in New York after coming to Jono’s best friend wedding in Vancouver in August 2022.
After our Northern American trip, Jono and I were tempted to explore central America for a short while. Being smaller all together (the 7 central America countries) than most Canadian, US and Mexican states, we thought it’d be an awesome trip that could be done in a small amount of time and on a budget.
I feel inclined to say this is the first trip after Covid, even though we had a big one last year to North and Central America. This is the first trip where the notion of freedom and curiosity came back to me and I truly enjoyed.
Jono’s mom went back to Hong Kong for the first time after Covid and we merged this trip with her with our 5th anniversary together.