The difference between dreams and plans is when you book a ticket :) I’m traveling in Asia next year!
Air travel booked so far:
Thu Dec 24, 20:50: AC 632, YUL-YYT, arr 0:47 Dec 25. With Robin and Aslan. Wed Dec 30, 7:00: AC 1197, YYT-YYZ, arr 9:15. Robin's heading back to Montréal around the same time. Wed Dec 30, 12:00: AC 1, YYZ-NRT, arr 15:05 Dec 31
The plan from there: spend ~2 months in Japan with an apartment in Tokyo but traveling all around (Honshu anyway.) Robin will arrive sometime in mid-February so we’ll do some of this together.
Then: fly NRT-SIN and head north overland. Climbing in Krabi/Railay. Visit Laos and Cambodia, but spend most of our time in Thailand and Vietnam. Arrive in China late April/early May and explore there.
Take the train to Lhasa in mid May, possibly alone or maybe this will be the last part of the trip with Robin. Mountain bike Lhasa -> Kathmandu. Fly back to China, train/fly to Beijing.
Around June 20: take the Trans-Mongolian & Trans-Siberian to Moscow/St-Petersburg, hopefully with Clare and Dad. Take another train somewhere that has direct flights to Montréal (AMS?). Fly home late July / early August.
Then… who knows? Probably drive to Burning Man :)
PS Anyone want to rent a plateau 5½ for $1125/month starting in January?