62.12 miles walked.
21,889 miles flown.
Sound like a relaxing week to you? Believe it or not, it does to us- and it was!
Adam and I took advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday (a four-day weekend in the United States) to get out of town and visit Asia, and in true Road Unraveled fashion we hit the ground running when we arrived and didn’t stop until we boarded our flight back to the states.
I have been to Asia a few times- twice to China, twice to South Korea, and I’ve weaved my way through parts of Southeast Asia. This trip was centered around a trip to majestic Borobudur, a 9th century Buddhist temple on the island of Java in Indonesia that Adam has had on his must-see list for a while. As we researched Java and the Yogyakarta region, we decided we couldn’t pass up a few days in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore as well. When we booked our flights, we were surprised to see it was much cheaper for us to include a long layover in Tokyo, Japan as well- so we jumped at the chance to include an additional stop (and some cooler weather to balance the heat of KL, Yogya, and Singapore!).
Over the next few weeks, we’re going to recap our experiences and itinerary from what was an incredible introduction to a fascinating part of the globe. We’re also going to share the process we used to decide where we would spend our time and money- plus our notes on what we would change and our advice on how you can have the same experience on your own terms (and maybe even improve on our methods). From navigating the Tokyo train systems to selecting tasty treats from Singapore hawker centers, we’re excited to share our experiences with you in case Southeast Asia makes it to your own must-see list in the future!
For now, here’s an overview of where we went and what our upcoming posts will cover!
Blog Post: 48 Hours in Tokyo, Japan
Blog Post: A Day and a Half in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Blog Post: Exploring Borobudur, Prambanan and Yogyakarta, Indonesia