Travels in 2012

What a crazy year of travel!

  1. Panmunjom, North Korea
  2. Jeju Island, South Korea
  3. Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Ayuthaya, Thailand
  5. Vientiane, Laos
  6. Siem Reap, Cambodia
  7. Koh Chang, Thailand
  8. Seoul, South Korea
  9. Louisville, Kentucky, USA
  10. Juneau, Alaska

And this doesn’t even count the layovers in Chicago and Seattle. It also doesn’t count the multiple trips back to Seoul (where I lived for half the year), Bangkok (where I stayed for about a month), and Louisville (where I lived for pretty much the rest of the year).

As Paul McGarry would say, the travels this year toally blew all the others out of the water. It’s such a whirlwind for me that I forget it all happened this year. Hiking Hallasan on Jeju Island eleven months ago with Loren seems like a different lifetime. Even my last few days in Bangkok feel surreal now.

Only when I put them all in a column like that up there do I realize how many places I’ve hit this year. I’m incredibly thankful.