After more than a year of planning, the time is here and we’ve set out on our year of adventure. We’ve sold some of our belongings, put some in storage and have hit the road with a mixture of excitement, apprehension of what lies ahead and confidence in the decision and our abilities to embrace whatever comes our way. For the next 365 days, we’ve each got nothing but a backpack with the very basic necessities – a couple changes of clothes, rain gear, a pair of shoes and a pair of sandals and a new passport.

Our dream of travelling and exploring other countries on our planet has been made possible with the help and support of so many great friends and family. We would especially like to THANK Carol and Conrad for letting us store all our STUFF in their barn, Kari and Paul for taking care of our kayaks, Cheryl and Kevin for providing a forwarding address and checking out our mail, Dorian and Douglas for letting us stay in their basement suite while we were in transition from moving out of our condo and leaving BC, Bob and Brenda for finding a space on their property for our jeep and Stephanie and Ian for hosting us on the last night in BC with a fantastic meal, a place to sleep and babying my Honda Civic.

Our first stop is Ontario. The plan is to spend a couple weeks there visiting family in the Waterloo and Georgian Bay areas. Then off to Japan on Aug. 1.

This site will be our link back to the friends and family we leave behind. Visit often and don’t hesitate to leave us a note (link is above and to the left). Please feel free to share this site with anyone you feel may be interested in checking out our progress (or lack thereof). We’ll miss all of you and look forward to hearing from you.

Ger, Mar and Tor

Check out all of our blogs here, or each of them separately below:

  • July 14, 2006: The Pre-Adventure Adventure
  • July 17, 2006: To Southern Ontario
  • August 2, 2006: Arrival in Narita (Tokyo), Japan
  • August 6, 2006: Toyko, Nikko, Hiroshima
  • August 10, 2006: Kyoto
  • August 11, 2006: Matsudo High School
  • August 14, 2006: Mount Fuji
  • August 14, 2006: Back at Matsudo
  • August 15, 2006: Thailand – Chang Rai
  • August 15, 2006: The Farm
  • August 18, 2006: The Dormitory
  • August 20, 2006: Chiang Mai
  • August 27, 2006: Hanging out in Chang Mai
  • August 28, 2006: Pai, Thailand
  • September 1, 2006: Nam Rin
  • September 7, 2006: Nong Khai
  • September 10, 2006: Torin’s funny pics
  • September 10, 2006: Flowers
  • September 10, 2006: The Sequence of Torin
  • September 19, 2006: Vientiane
  • September 21, 2006: Vang Vieng
  • September 25, 2006: Luang Prabang
  • October 3, 2006: Stalled… in Luang Prabang
  • October 19, 2006: Luang Prabang —–> Hanoi
  • October 21, 2006: Ha Long Bay
  • October 25, 2006: Sapa
  • November 3, 2006: The Coast – Hoi An
  • November 5, 2006: Our Christmas Wish!
  • November 10, 2006: The Coast – Mui Ne
  • November 14, 2006: Saigon \ Mekong Delta
  • November 17, 2006: Phnom Penh
  • November 23, 2006: Siem Reap \ Angkor Wat
  • November 29, 2006: Sihanoukville
  • December 6, 2006: Ko Chang
  • December 13, 2006: Memories of Japan and SE Asia
  • December 15, 2006: Merry Christmas \ Happy New Year
  • December 15, 2006: Bangkok
  • December 16, 2006: Myanmar
  • December 22, 2006: Christmas in SE Asia
  • December 29, 2006: Kathmandu
  • January 21, 2007: Volunteer Life in Bistachhap
  • February 13, 2007: Orphanage- Brighter Future Children’s Home
  • February 13, 2007: The Faces and Daily Life in the Community of Bistachhap
  • March 10, 2007: Annapurnna Circuit (by Torin)
  • March 27, 2007: Langtang Valley Trek
  • March 29, 2007: Everest base camp trek
  • March 29, 2007: and Carole’s India Adventure
  • April 25, 2007: Cairo
  • May 3, 2007: Alexandria
  • May 7, 2007: Siwa Oasis (via Marsa Matruh)
  • May 22, 2007: Luxor
  • May 25, 2007: Dahab
  • June 1, 2007: Cairo (Pyramids & Museum)
  • June 6, 2007: Travels – by Torin
  • June 7, 2007: Tripoli
  • June 10, 2007: Sousse, Tunisia
  • June 19, 2007: Tabarka
  • July 10, 2007: Tunis (including Ger’s summary)
  • July 13, 2007: Waterloo
  • July 19, 2007: The Cottage