Migrationology Plans for the Next 6 Months

By Mark Wiens 14 Comments

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

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  • Laura

    11 years ago

    Sounds exciting! I see you have some question marks on your Africa itinerary. I definitely think you should visit Malawi. Not sure if you’ve been there before since you’re from East Africa, but the people are amazing. If you go, make sure to lounge on Likoma Island for a few days 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      Thanks Laura!
      I have never been to Malawi before so thanks for recommending it. I’m going to see how my time goes and if I can make it I will definitely check out Likoma Island! Thanks

  • Mark Wiens

    11 years ago

    @Earl: Awesome Earl! Would love to meet you when we both arrive back in Bangkok, that’s great to hear! Hope you are doing well!

    @Dave and Deb: Thanks so much, hope you guys are doing well too!

  • Dave and Deb

    11 years ago

    Great itinerary Mark. I am very excited to follow along on your journey. Have a great time!

  • Earl

    11 years ago

    Hey Mark – That’s some excellent adventures on the horizon. I’ll be following closely and hopefully we’ll have a chance to meet up at some point. A return to Thailand is part of my plan for early next year, so I might arrive around the time you return to Bangkok…

    Enjoy yourself out there!

  • Sean

    11 years ago

    Awesome to see you making the rounds for the rest of the year. Can’t wait to see what you eat next. Miss hanging out in BKK, hopefully our paths will cross again soon!

    • Mark Wiens

      11 years ago

      For sure Sean, we had some great times. Hope all is well with you in the States!

  • Mark Wiens

    11 years ago

    @Paulo: That would be an incredible journey, I would love to do a trip like that too! Let me know when you go, maybe I can join in!

    @Jodi: There will be many many food shots! I will be sure to say hello to Pumpkin Lady and gobble down a few feasts in your honor.

    @Ren: Yes, should be back in Bangkok on those days. There is much Thai food awesomeness to be eaten!

    @Matt: Dude, I would love to visit you in Iraq too. Might be in India after this plan and maybe Joel and I can get to Iraq, that would be sweet. Hope you guys are doing well.

    @Gourmantic: I am looking forward to it too. Can’t wait to try some things I’ve never had before!

    @A. Jung: Hallo Aunty! Hopefully soon I will be able to come visit you guys in Hawaii, I would like some relaxing, and some more incredible food! Say hello to Popo for me! Hope you guys are doing well.

  • A Jung

    11 years ago

    Should be a great 6 months of more adventure! Come and visit us in Honolulu should you want to relax and slow down.

  • Gourmantic

    11 years ago

    Sounds like quite an exciting itinerary! Look forward to your eating adventures 🙂

  • Matt

    11 years ago

    Cairo was alright, but why not come visit us in Iraq?! By then we may have a couch or extra room for you to surf. Think about it.

  • Ren Robles

    11 years ago

    Sounds awesome. 🙂

    If all goes well, I’ll be back in Bangkok at some point between the end of September (after the 20th) and the start of October (before the 13th)… I’m guessing you’ll be there at that time? Need to experience more Thai food awesomeness. 😉

    -ren.

  • Jodi (Legal Nomads)

    11 years ago

    Exciting times ahead, Mark. Looking forward to reading about them, and of course seeing all the food pictures that will accompany the stories.

    Safe travels! Say hi to the Pumpkin Lady for me.

  • paulo

    11 years ago

    Looks amazing Mark. Egypt is one place still on my list of places to see. I have this dream of one day following the Nile back to its sources. Good luck with your next adventures.