Well, I did it last year. So, it simply wouldn’t make sense if I didn’t do it again!
I thought 2013 was momentous, but I notched it up a few knots in 2014. The year started with travel, and continued with travel, and I am still travelling as it ends. While I could not visit some of the countries that I had planned for this year, due to time and visa problems (like China, Bangladesh and Iran), I did manage to also visit some which were not on my original list (like UAE, Qatar and Sri Lanka). So, here are my favourite travel photos of each month for the year that was.
From Bali, I flew to Timor Leste by early February, to discover a country which is so beautiful and untouched. Timor is definitely difficult to get to, but once you get there, the feeling is amazing. Followed this up with a visit to Jogjakarta (Indonesia) the same month.
I had Absolutely no travel plans this month, as the travel expenses of the last 5 months had totally pinned me down. So, I stayed put in Singapore this month, and just made travelling plans. And hosting a lot of couch surfers, taking photographs of them whenever I could.
There was just 2 countries remaining for South East Asia, and I knocked off Vietnam from this list. Well, not completely, because I only visited Ho Chi Minh city, and will definitely have to come back some day to visit Hanoi.
And finally, time to finish off the South East Asia list from my travel checklist, visiting the last country in this stretch. And by far, Laos is definitely my favourite country in the whole ASEAN region. The people are genuine, the tourists are less, and the country has a rich diversity.
This was my last month in Singapore, before I took off for a year long travel project. So, not much of travel happened, except for a short 3-day visit to Penang. But this was more of a month of goodbyes, actually.
The riding continued, and almost made it to Nepal by the end of the month. But glad to have visited many amazing places in India along the way.
The motorbike diary had to end at some point, and it ended in Kolkata. But with new travel plans, I couldn’t stay home for long. So, December, and the new year, are in the amazing island nation of Sri Lanka, which I am visiting for the first time despite being only a few hundred kms away from my own home.