In 2009 our biggest and most amazing journey began – we traveled for more than two years around the world. Franka started the adventure on her own in March by flying for three month to Canada before both of us were meeting up in Los Angeles/USA. At first we spent three weeks on a road trip in the western U.S. before we flew to Central America. We spent three weeks in a Spanish language School in Guatemala and also explored the country. For relaxation and diving we went to a small sunny island in Honduras. Once in South America, we spent two months in Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and on Tierra del Fuego.
After this gypsy life in America we crossed the Pacific to New Zealand where we had been granted the one-year working holiday visa. We bought us a little motor home and explored the country and its people. When New Zealand became to cold and rainy for us, we had a “short” visit to Fiji, which gave us new strength and unforgettable experiences.
After that we flew over Melbourne to Indonesia, where the Orangutans of Sumatra as well as the sulphur lakes and volcanos of Java made a lasting impression on us. A very interesting mix of East and West we found with Singapore before we made our way through Malaysia to Thailand, where we stayed for three month. In the Land of Smiles, we spent three months with diving, a massage course, meeting friends from Germany and from around the world before getting lost in the endless temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Hoi An and Halong Bay were the highlights of Vietnam, but even better was the relaxed atmosphere of Laos with its lovely people. After short trip through northern Thailand, we concluded our Southeast Asia tour and flew to Hong Kong, where we met Franka’s parents. From there we crossed the border into China, the Middle Kingdom, which again enriched us with unforgettable impressions before we started our journey back home to Germany.
Our travel route: