For the past 10 months I have been more or less in Bangkok with a legit established English teaching sub-professional thing which some people call a “job.”
Though I have been able to take a few incredible international trips to places like Angkor Wat, Mount Kinabalu, Bandar Seri Begawan, and countless domestic adventures, the sense of a job was almost like having 1 arm in a handcuff.
With only two months left on my year long contract, I’ve been able to organize (not fully planned) an itinerary for the next 6 months. I’m mostly writing this to give a little heads up as to where Migrationology will be migrating in the near future.
12 – 20 September: Hanoi, Vietnam
A few last vacation days will be used up with a trip to the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi. From there I will probably visit the famed Halong Bay and possibly try to see the appealing town of Hoi An. Looking forward to some random exploration and some outstanding Vietnamese cuisine.
13 – 16 October: Hong Kong, China
A buddy of mine from the States will be visiting Thailand and asked me to join him on a quick jaunt to Hong Kong. I couldn’t pass on the chance to devour late night dim sum again! We might make a day trip to Macau if we are feeling lucky!
6 – 23 November: Cairo, Egypt
One of the cheapest airlines to fly from Bangkok, Thailand to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania is on Egypt Air, via Cairo. How could I possibly refuse a direct layover and pretend to be an archeologist in the land of the Pharaohs? I’ll be excavating mummies along with Egyptian cuisine for almost 3 weeks.
24 November – 9 January 2011: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania / Nairobi, Kenya / Zanzibar / Ethiopia? / Malawi?
Departing from Egypt, my intended destination for Christmas is Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Growing up as a kid in Kenya, my parents migrated to Tanzania after I graduated from high school and have now lived there for almost 6 years. It’s time to pay a visit back to home territory, except this time armed with a few techie devices that I knew nothing about last time I was in East Africa. Possibly will be in Nairobi for a few weeks in early December to see great friends and proceed with any unknown adventures from there.
10 January 2011: Bangkok / Krabi / Trang, Thailand
Back to Bangkok in order to continue to pursue my prestigious career with a PHD in the Gastronomic Arts of Eating Thai Food.
This is a little of what’s to come on Migrationology. If our paths will cross and you want to meet up, or if you have any suggestions/ideas, please feel free to contact me and we’ll see what we can arrange. Thanks to all the readers, bloggers and tweeters who have supported migrationology!
- Migration Mark