A Year of Travel in Pictures

by Poi on September 1, 2011

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We’re don’t consider ourselves photographers what so ever and we’re guilty of forgetting to take pictures most of the time. However, over a year of travel we have managed to take just about enough for a good look back over our time away. So here’s the story of our journey in picture form.

September – China & Hong Kong

Archway towards tinannmen square

One of the nicest parts of Beijing we found near Tinannmen square

New Hong Kong Hostel Chungking Mansions

A not so spacious room in Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong.

October – Vietnam

Hanoi Backpackers Ha Long Bay Tour

Just floating – Ha Long Bay.

Imperial Forbidden City - Hue, Vietnam

Entrance to Hue’s Forbidden City

November – Vietnam & first week in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Lake Vietnam

Lake just outside of Dalat, Vietnam.

Locals working Vietnam

Seeing to the grounds.

Yee Ping Festival Thailand

Loy Krathong Festival

December – Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Extreme Centre

Off Roading

Christmas in Chiang Mai

Celebrating Christmas

January – Final weeks in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Night Life

Friends Friends Friends – I love Chiang Mai

Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand

Baan Chang Elephant Park Chiang Mai

February – Laos

Don Det Laos

Don Det Sunset

Street food in Luang Prabang

Street food buffet in Luang Prabang

March – Cambodia & Bangkok, Thailand

Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake - Ban Lung, Cambodia

Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake – Ban Lung

School Turned Prison Phnom Penh

Tuol Sleng – School turned prison under Khmer Rouge.

April – Malaysia & Songkran Festival Bangkok

Songkran in Bangkok

Songkran on Khao San Road

kuala lumpur towers

Kirsty and the Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

May – Settling in Bangkok & Koh Mak

Koh Mak, Thailand

Koh Mak Sunset

Koh Mak Island, Thailand

Koh Mak

June – Chiang Mai, Koh Lanta & Bangkok

Thailand Island

Koh Lanta Beach

Koh Lanta Thailand

Parents behaving.

July – Bangkok

Reclining Buddha Bangkok

Temples temples temples.

Bangkok Thailand

More temples temples temples

August – Enjoying life in BangkokΒ 

Silverstein Asia Tour

Gigs at the Rock Pub, Bangkok

View over Bangkok

The view from our Bangkok apartment.

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Seattle Dredge September 2, 2011 at 12:49 am

WOW! amazing post/photos!

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:32 pm

big wow? Thanks!

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Dyanne@TravelnLass September 2, 2011 at 1:41 am

Great pics – and proof positive that a picture is worth a thousand words (and lots easier to peck!) πŸ˜‰

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Thanks! I’m glad you think so!

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Shaun September 2, 2011 at 2:13 am

We’ve definitely had issues in more than one place where we got so involved with just living that we didn’t taken very many pictures. I totally understand, but the pictures you did take were great! πŸ˜€

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Thanks Shaun – the problem is we do that just about everywhere we go!

I wish we had a skilled photographer with us everywhere we go like you do!

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Amanda September 2, 2011 at 5:24 am

Well, you might not consider yourself to be photographers, but you have some fantastics shots here! They really do seem to sum up your first year of travel. Thanks for sharing!

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:36 pm

Cheers Amanda, a few good in amongst a lot of bad I can assure you haha!

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Aisleen September 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Yes, I agree with Amanda – you haven’t done badly at all! Your Loy Krathong pics are certainly much better than ours – we just took pictures of orange blurs!! Thanks for posting these, brought back some amazing memories for me. I’m now off to look at all my photos again! πŸ™‚

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Thanks Aisleen.

I think we have about three good pics from Loy Krathong, the rest are blurs like you say! Especially embarrassing as we were with a few very good photographers at the time!

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Jo Evans September 2, 2011 at 5:51 pm

Wow!
Im impressed that you could select photos to represent your first year of travelling! Ive got wayyyyyyyyyy too many photos (some of which are blurred/dark/too random etc!)

Theyve made me want to go through all my pics again… so after work a bottle of wine and laptop with a few hours of memories :o)

Keep enjoying yourselves.

(Mine and Mikes page will be underway shortly… just bought our web address!)

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Poi September 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm

It was quite a long day going through all the pics but it brought back a lot of memories and made me realise just how many cool things we have done over the year.

It also made me delete A LOT of photo’s that I’m not sure how ever made it onto the hardrive in the first place!

Enjoy your evening and I look forward to seeing your site up soon!

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Heather September 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

I really like these shots!

Congrats on a year of travel and thanks for reminding us where you’ve been through photos πŸ™‚

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Poi September 3, 2011 at 12:49 am

Thanks Heather and you’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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Erik September 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Congrats on your first year! Best wished on year 2!

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Poi September 3, 2011 at 12:49 am

Thanks Erik lets hope it’s as good as the first!

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Dan Collins September 3, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Awesoooooooome!

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Poi September 5, 2011 at 10:37 am

Cheers Maaate!

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Faith September 7, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Awesome photos, what a an epic adventure already!

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Bonnie September 8, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Great shots! Those are awesome photos! I love the photo story!:)

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Poi September 9, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Thanks for the kind words Bonnie & Faith!

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Nomadic Samuel September 10, 2011 at 5:55 am

Congrats on a year! That’s highly impressive, as are the photos in this essay πŸ™‚

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Poi September 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Thanks very much!

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flipnomad September 11, 2011 at 12:58 am

whoaa…a year has passed already… time flies so fast… congrats and wishing you more adventures in the years to come πŸ™‚

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Poi September 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Yeah it’s gone by so quick, we must be having fun!

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Traveling Ted September 11, 2011 at 1:17 am

A group of beautiful pictures. My favorites include the floating in Halong Bay and the gorgeous photo of Wat Aran. Looks like it has been an incredible year.

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Poi September 13, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Thanks Ted it has, it’s hard to take BAD photo’s at those places!

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Annie September 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm

I can’t believe you guys have been gone a year already!!!

I’m so glad you guys are having such a great time, maybe one day you’ll even make it to Australia–and just maybe I’ll still be here!!! haha.

Love the shots, very well done!

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Poi September 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

We will make it to Australia one day, I can’t say when though, you’ll just have to wait for us πŸ˜‰

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Gerard ~ GQ trippin December 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Such a great year you 2 had. Can’t wait to have our own recap next year. Hope to bump into somewhere along our upcoming RTW travels!

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Poi December 21, 2011 at 9:01 am

It was a great year and so far the second one has been just as interesting. Hopefully our paths will cross at some point, I’m sure you’ll have an amazing time.

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titus January 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

Wow… nice pictures, you guys are living the dream. Hope you’ll visit the Philippines too.

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Pawel September 30, 2012 at 9:43 am

Definitely tells a story. Awesome!!

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