Migrationology in 2009

By Mark Wiens 20 Comments
Highlights of 2009
Highlights of 2009

When 2009 rolled in, I had just returned to the the United States from Patagonia to attend my sisters wedding in Phoenix, Arizona.

It was in February 2009 under the influence of a carne asada burrito that I decided it was time to record my migrationology travels in the form of online documentation.

I knew next to nothing about the web world, (twitter was literally just the sound of a bird to me).  Utilizing gallons of my parents coffee and my addiction to yerba mate from Argentina, along with free internet, I gave birth to Migrationology.

1. United States

2. Malaysia

3. Indonesia

4. Singapore

5. Philippines

6. Thailand

7. Laos

8. Hong Kong

9. Cambodia

20 comments. I'd love to hear from you!

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  • vishal kaushik

    3 years ago

    Awesome photos and great food blog. Keep it up!!!

  • Coolmon

    14 years ago

    Nice selection of pictures and nice travel destinations. Thanks for sharing.

  • Pagbung

    14 years ago

    This is totally cool! Hoping that you have a great time here in BKK 😀
    Good Migration.

    • Mark Wiens

      14 years ago

      Thanks Pagbung! Glad you checked it out. Take care!

  • Mark Wiens

    14 years ago

    @Adam, definitely go for the fish spa, your feet will be rejuvinated like a baby!

    @Alan and Nora, Thanks for the comments, in 2010 I’m hoping to go to a few more SE Asian countries and then head West towards India. Possibly also going to visit my parents in Tanzania and do a bit of traveling in East Africa. I will be in Bangkok for a while though,

    @Kristy, Yah, If you make it to Toba I would love to hear your thoughts. I thought it was one of the most relaxing places I have ever been. Have an excellent time!

    @Soultravelers, You guys had a great year too! If I am still in Asia when you come through, be sure to contact me. Have great travel!

  • soultravelers3

    14 years ago

    Gorgeous photos! Sounds like you had a grand time. We also went to 9 countries in 2009, but on the other side of the planet. Next year though, our family tour will lead us to some of these same places in Asia, so particularly interesting to see! 😉

    Happy travels in 2010!

  • Nora – The Professional Hobo

    14 years ago

    Sweet roundup! Looking forward to seeing what 2010 holds!

  • Kirsty

    14 years ago

    Looks like you had an amazing 2009 in some of my favourite places. I’m glad to read that Lake Toba in Sumatra is as relaxing as you say since I am thinking of heading there soon and am in need of a break! I might have a crack at one of those fish spas too next week when I’m in KL.

    All the best for 2010!

  • Alan

    14 years ago

    Beautiful images, Mark! And what a year of travel. What’s in store for 2010?

  • Adam Mayfield

    14 years ago

    Awesome photos! I think my feet need a massage from fish! lol

    Cheers Mate!

  • flip

    14 years ago

    i wouldnt be able to travel yet for the meantime Mark, but i’ll definitely let you know once i hit the road again

  • Mark Wiens

    14 years ago

    Thanks Khing and Monette, hope you guys are doing great too!

    Dave, I could use that hike too, I’m starting to slack in the exercise department (but I could use a daily shave ice). You got to roll through…bring Trost, Timberlake and Story too!

  • monette

    14 years ago

    great itinerary! can’t wait to visit hawaii…

    happy travels!

  • Dave – LifeExcursion

    14 years ago

    Some great adventures….Hopefully I get out to SEAsia before you take off at the end of the year.

    David Damron

  • Khing

    14 years ago

    What a fun life! o(∩_∩)o

    What an inspiring blog!!!

    Stay active, and keep walking.
    … 。+£ikё゜:。(*´∇`)´∇`*) 。:゜£ikё+゜:。…

  • Mark Wiens

    14 years ago

    Thanks a lot for the comments.

    @Flip, Hope you are doing great, if you ever come back through Bangkok, I should be in the vicinity for a while.

    @Anthony, Thanks, I think my two favorite activities this year were sitting around at Lake Toba and hiking in the rice terraces of Batad. You will surely have a majestic time!

  • Anthony Feint

    14 years ago

    A really inspiring post. I literally went down the post adding things I wanted to do to my
    to do” list for this year.

  • flip

    14 years ago

    what an adventure!!!

    wishing you more travels this 2010!!!

    thanks for sharing your experiences…

    nice new layout by the way


  • GotPassport

    14 years ago

    Beautiful pictures Mark!!