We are Home

So much to the boys chagrin I made them wake up at the crack of dawn to go see sunrise at Angkor Wat, unfortunately it was super cloudy and you couldn't see the sun.  I am still glad we went though because we basically avoided all the tour groups!
So much to the boys chagrin I made them wake up at the crack of dawn to go see sunrise at Angkor Wat, unfortunately it was super cloudy and you couldn’t see the sun. I am still glad we went though because we basically avoided all the tour groups!

So we have successfully made it back home in one piece.  The flight home was excruciatingly long with a six hour layover in the freezing cold Shanghai Airport but we survived.  The trip was absolutely amazing and we cannot wait to catch everyone up with what we did and what our favorite places were.  I took over 2000 photos so it is going to take awhile to sort through them all and find the good ones (I am sure there are some adequate photos among the bunch I took).  But here is just a sneak peak of our itinerary and some photos as well.  We cannot wait to share the rest with you!

Days 1 and 2: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur dominate the skyline
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur dominate the skyline

Days 3-4: Rawai, Phuket, Thailand

Rawai was absolute paradise.  They experience very dramatic tides however, so much so that the fishing boats actually end up dry docked everyday and instead of hauling the boats out they just let them sink into the sand and wait for the tide to come back in
Rawai was absolute paradise. They experience very dramatic tides however, so much so that the fishing boats actually end up dry docked everyday and instead of hauling the boats out they just let them sink into the sand and wait for the tide to come back in

Day 5: Coral Island and Patong, Phuket Thailand

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Day 6: Patong, Phuket, Thailand

Days 7-9: Bangkok, Thailand

Just a little ride in a Tuk-Tuk in Bangkok
Just a little ride in a Tuk-Tuk in Bangkok
The Sleeping Golden Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok
The Sleeping Golden Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok

Days 10-11: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Days 12-14: Siem Reap, Cambodia

The monkeys came around just as we were about to leave Angkor Wat and as I was obsessed with seeing monkeys during the trip we had to sneak a few pictures of them
The monkeys came around just as we were about to leave Angkor Wat and as I was obsessed with seeing monkeys during the trip we had to sneak a few pictures of them
Angkor Wat is a massive Buddhist temple that has been in continually use since the 600s CE
Angkor Wat is a massive Buddhist temple that has been in continually use since the 600s CE

 

Days 15-16: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Inside Batu Caves the view is dominated by the jagged cliff face and the greenery of the jungle sneaking in.
Inside Batu Caves the view is dominated by the jagged cliff face and the greenery of the jungle sneaking in.

It was a packed trip and we definitely saw a lot.  Normally we like to concentrate on one city for anywhere from 5 to 10 days but we decided that since we don’t know when we will be back to Asia we should try to fit as much in as possible.  I am glad we went to all the places we did but we definitely needed additional time in some places.  I guess we now just know where we need to head back to.  We loved Southeast Asia and cannot wait to return!

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