Mayan Ruins at Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. A massive tropical rain storm is moving in. We were drenched moments after this photo was taken.

2014 Travel Adventures

2014 was one of my best travel years yet! 7 new countries (8 if you count layovers in China and consider Hong Kong != China) on 2 continents and countless adventures. Several cheap airfares ($715 CAD RT YVR to Tokyo? Yes please.) and a lot more free time than I’m accustomed to turned Fall 2014 into grand adventure time in Asia… with a pit stop in Mexico. Believe it or not, between all of this I actually went to school for the Fall semester. The semester break, Thanksgiving and an early end to exams (done my degree!) were all taken advantage of. Here’s what I got up to!

Mexico (October 2014)

  • Mayan Riviera and Playa del Carmen
  • Chichén Itzá
  • Ruins at Tulum
Mayan Ruins at Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. A massive tropical rain storm is moving in. We were drenched moments after this photo was taken.
Mayan Ruins at Tulum on the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula. A massive tropical rain storm is moving in. We were drenched moments after this photo was taken.

Japan (August/September 2014)

  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Hiroshima
  • Kanazawa
  • Nara
  • Nikko
  • Yamaha Communication Plaza in Iwata
Fushimi-inari, near Kyoto. Mosquito bite central.
The tori (gates) of Fushimi-inari, near Kyoto. Mosquito bite central.

Hong Kong (December 2014)

  • Hong Kong City
  • The Peak
  • Giant Buddha (Tian Tan Buddha)
Tian Tan Buddha
Some smaller statues at the Tian Tan Buddha

Thailand (December/January 2014)

  • Bangkok
  • Phuket
A view from Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok
A view from Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn) along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok

Malaysia (December 2014)

  • Penang Island and Georgetown
Little India in the streets of Georgetown, Penang.
Little India in the streets of Georgetown, Penang.

Cambodia (December 2014)

  • Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
A view from Angkor Wat, Cambodia
A view from Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Vietnam (January 2014)

  • Hồ Chí Minh (Saigon)
  • Hội An, city of tailors
  • Huế, the old Imperial city
  • Mỹ Sơn
Japanese Covered Bridge in old town Hội An
Japanese Covered Bridge in old town Hội An

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