RTW Highlights

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Some of these lists are compilations of things we have enjoyed the most during our trip around the world. Some lists are just for posterity.

Favourite Meals

Favourite Spots

Favourite Hotel Rooms

Note: considering we stayed at over 150 hotels and hostels this year, the places on this list are exceptional. Luxury was not a mandatory criteria, but comfort, service and character were; we discovered that those elements are far more rare and valuable.

Most Enjoyable Beers

  • hanging out in the hostel in Beijing;
  • Florence, in the Piazza outside the Uffizzi in an outdoor cafe;
  • Stockholm, on the edge of the Old Town overlooking the water;
  • Bangkok, at a guesthouse lounge immediately upon arrival in Thailand;
  • St.Peterburg, on the bank of the Neva, sitting at a makeshift beer garden in the sun;
  • Moscow, in a park in the neighbourhood of Kitay Gorod
  • Goa, at a beach front restaurant with our feet in the sand, while watching the sunset;
  • Jaipur, on the rooftop terrace of our guesthouse, while watching the kite fighting;
  • near Winay Wayna on Inca trail, at the end of 3 days of trekking;

Places We’ve Been Underground

  • South Korea: tunnels dug by North Koreans
  • Paris: catacombs
  • Cappadoccia, Turkey: Derikuyu underground city
  • South Korea: Hwanseongul cave
  • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam: Cu Chi tunnels
  • Halong Bay, Vietnam: caves
  • Vang Vieng, Laos: more caves
  • San Pedro de Atacama, Chile: salt cave

Airlines With Whom We Have Flown

  • WestJet (yay!)
  • China Airlines
  • Dragon Air
  • Miat (Mongolian Airline)
  • Estonia Air
  • Ryan Air
  • SkyEurope
  • SmartWings
  • Transavia
  • Air India
  • Qatar Airways
  • Bangkok Air
  • Air Asia
  • Vietnam Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • LAN Chile
  • Aerolineas Argentina
  • TACA Peru
  • Air Canada

Countries We Have Visited

  • USA
  • Taiwan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Mongolia
  • Russia
  • Estonia
  • Sweden
  • France
  • Italy
  • Hungary
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic
  • Netherlands
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • India
  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Japan
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Bolivia
  • Peru

Future Trips
(in order of preference)

  1. Dubai, Jordan, Syria, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Montevideo, Buenos Aires
  2. Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Jordan
  3. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
  4. Yunnan province, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan
  5. Japan
  6. Africa
  7. Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore
  8. Portugal
  9. Pakistan
  10. South Korea, again
  11. Uzbekistan, for a museum
  12. Georgia (the country)
  13. Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala
  14. California, Big Sur
  15. Washington DC
  16. Bahrain
  17. Arizona, Grand Canyon