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China, Thailand, Cambodia: The Asia 2011 Family adventure itinerary

Asia 2011 was our longest, hardest and most rewarding adventure.  The pain and pleasure of being a family of four cramped together in small cars, Asian hotel rooms and jammed public transportation was only exceeded by the challenges and rewards of experiencing some of the planets oldest and most developed civilizations in remote places and intense steamy heat.

Again, we were blessed with good traveling luck.  Our misfortunes were limited to minor sickness, lost luggage and the occasional rip-off.  Asia was generally inexpensive – though it helped to shop for deals.

China is a ‘trophy’ destination for global tourists. But despite being the 3rd  most popular destination (after USA and France) it’s not an easy place to get around for the independent traveling family.  It’s worth the challenge though, particularly the more remote regions.  We loved the Yangshuo and Dunhuang areas especially.  And the Great Wall is probably our favorite walk.

Cambodia is a gem of a country to visit.  It’s got rich history; some very sad, some magnificent.  And there is a burgeoning mid-market for hotels and restaurants that make for a very comfortable but inexpensive tour.

Thailand was the original exotic destination in South East Asia, and it’s showing it’s wear as a travel destination.  But it’s also reinventing itself as a real sustainable nature destination, and we had one of the greatest experiences with mother nature in our lives at the Patera Elephant farm.

Get your family to Asia!  Our kids are still talking about it.






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