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My WT Itinerary

“Would you please tell me, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” said the cat.  
“I don’t much care where . . ” , said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”, said the cat.

 

 

It’s impossible to see all . . .

That was the first thought that I had when I started turning my little globe. Unfortunately, when your schedule and budget are limited you cannot see all. Which countries can I include and which countries have to exclude in this special trip? These first decisions are very tough!

My WT Itinerary is a mix of far away places that I want to see since long time plus places that I have already seen but I will never get enough of them.

My countries « wish list » is not too long because I want to take my time to see these countries, with no rush.  I don’t want this World Tour to be only a sequence of countries and stamps on my passport, I want to  have the opportunity to enjoy all these places and its people in a way that I cannot do when I leave for the classical 2 or 3 weeks holidays trip.

Actually I would like to know a little bit these countries, not to visit them.

I am interested in mythical places and cultural sights but trekking will be one of the main subjects of this trip. In each country, my knee permitting,  I expect to spend at least one week doing treks and hikes.

After some time reading and turning my little globe again and again, here is my tentative itinerary :

 

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“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end. Then stop.”

 

Communist-China-flagCHINA: from 24/08/14 to 28/09/14

What I want to see : Great Wall, Xi ‘An Warriors, Tibetan villages and monasteries, Yunnan’s ethnic minorities and landscapes.

My Treks and Hikes : Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dragon’s Back.

 

 

IndonesiaFlagINDONESIA: from 29/09/14 to 24/10/14

What I want to see : Borobudur Temple, Ulun Danu Temple.

My Treks and Hikes : Anak Krakatau (Lampung), NP Gunung Bromo – Tengger – Semeru, Kawah Ijen (Java), Gunung Agung (Bali), Gunung Rinjani (Lombok).

 

 

SingaporeFlagSINGAPORE: from 24/10/14 to 29/10/14

What I want to see : little India.

My Treks and Hikes : Southern Ridge Walk.

 

 

MyanmarFlagMYANMAR: from 29/10/14 to 26/11/14

What I want to see : Mandalay, Inle Lake, Bagan Temples and Mrauk U’s temples and ethnic minorities.

My Treks and Hikes : Kalaw to Inle, climb up to Golden Rock Temple.

 

 

AustraliaFlagAUSTRALIA: from 27/11/14 to 15/12/14

What I want to see : Anna, Uluru Rock, Sydney.

My Treks and Hikes : the Pinnacles, West Mc Donnell and James Ranges, Kata Tjuta National Park, Blue Mountainsthe Grampians.

 

 

NewZealandFlagNEW ZEALAND: from 15/12/14 to 12/01/15

What I want to see : White Island, Rotorua, kiwis.

My Treks and Hikes : Routeburn Track, Milford Track, Fox & Franz Joseph Glaciers, Abel Tasman National Park, Tongariro Crossing.

 

 

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CHILE /ARGENTINA: from 12/01/15 to February 2015

What I want to see : Chiloe Island, the Moais, Perito Moreno Glacier, Arica mummies, Desierto de Atacama.

My Treks and Hikes : Torres del Paine W Trek, Fitz Roy, Aracaunía, PN Lauca.

 

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BOLIVIA: February – March 2015

What I want to see : Tiwanaku, Potosí, Sucre, Salar de Uyuni, Samaipata, Death Road by bike.

My Treks and Hikes : Isla del Sol, Caminos Incas through Cordillera Real, Condor Hike.

 

peruflagPERU: March – April 2015

What I want to see : Arequipa, Cusco, Trujillo, Chavín de Huántar, Chan Chan, Machu Pichu.

My Treks and Hikes : Inca Trail, Choquequirao Trek, Canon de Colca Trek, Gran Vilaya Trek.

 

ecuadorflagECUADOR: April – May 2015

What I want to see : Quito, Cuenca, Nariz del Diablo, Ingapirca.

My Treks and Hikes : Valle de los Volcanes, Parque Nacional Cajas, Reserva Ecologica el Angel.

 

 

flag-of-colombiaCOLOMBIA: May – June 2015

What I want to see : Tierradentro, San Agustín.

My Treks and Hikes : PN Cocuy, Trek Ciudad Perdida.

 

 

brazilflagBRAZIL: June 2015

What I want to see : Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, the Amazon by boat, Iguaçu Falls, Paraty.

My Treks and Hikes : only praia and caipirinha em Brazil!

 

argentina-flagARGENTINA + URUGUAY: July 2015

What I want to see : Iguaçu Falls, Buenos Aires, Colonia de Uruguay.

My Treks and Hikes : Quebradas on the north of the country.

 

 

 

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