April 17, 2013 § 2 Comments
Taking the year off to travel through South America and Eastern Europe was everything we’d hoped for. We came back feeling refreshed with new world outlooks and altered life perspectives.
But then we thought, there’s no reason that once-in-a-lifetime experience has to happen only once. So now, a year-and-a-half after returning to America, we’re at it again!
This time the plan is to spend 6 months backpacking through China and Russia. We’ll likely circle China in a roughly clockwise fashion, pass up through Mongolia, and take the trans-siberian railway west across Russia. Why pick those two countries? First, we haven’t been to either before. Second, they are both huge areas (together they comprise 18% of the world’s land mass) that require significant time if wanting to explore beyond the major cities. Third, due to the unrecognizable characters of both languages and the likely lack of foreign travelers through the more remote regions, we’re upping the challenge on ourselves.
We arrived in Shanghai yesterday. Will keep you posted!
-Joe and Kasey