The following are the itineraries for my two round the world trips, both of which spanned several months.
RTW Trip #1-
15- fly Pittsburgh, PA, USA to Tokyo, Japan via Chicago
16- arrive Tokyo
22- fly Tokyo, Japan to Bangkok, Thailand. Romping around South East Asia ensues.
romping around South East Asia, notably Thailand and Laos
early March- Cambodia to see Angkor Wat
9- fly Bangkok, Thailand to Munich, Germany via Abu Dhabi, UAE
rest of March- Germany to Austria to Italy
early April- got stuck in Florence, stayed there indefinitely in a parallel universe but not in this one because…
12- Miscolc, Hungary- Easter with my Hungarian relatives!
Post-Easter- More Hungary, Bosnia, Croatia
May 2- budget flight from Croatia to Dublin, Ireland, two weeks in Ireland before flying to Scotland
rest of May- touring the UK- Scotland, England, and a touch of Wales
June 1- fly to Greece for a Mediterranean cruise with the parents and my sister!
June 10ish- fly to Johannesburg, South Africa via Paris, France- safari and Cape Town ensues (w/ parents and sister)
late June- a three week, 7000km overland journey begins in Cape Town (w/ sis), and we first head north and explore Namibia
beginning of July- Botswana
mid-July- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, overland journey terminates and sister flies home
the last leg- Cape Town to Johannesburg overland
July 30-31- fly back to the US on a grueling long haul, Johannesburg-Doha, Qatar- Washington Dulles- Boston. I was doing well until 24 hours in they canceled my flight and treated me terribly as a reintroduction to the quality of American air carriers, which may have caused me to cry in front of an airline representative
RTW Trip #2-
early February 2011- mid March: Eastern Africa: fly to Zanzibar, proceed through Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda
March 2011- April: fly to Hong Kong, proceed to travel overland to Kathmandu via southern China, Beijing, Xi’an, Chengdu, Tibet… lots of train rides!
mid April- mid May: Nepal. I spent just under a month here both being adventurous and interviewing/ getting accepted to graduate school in Amsterdam!
May- mid June: a whirlwind tour through Europe consisting of Hungary to see relatives, Amsterdam to visit where I was going to live/work for the next four years, Berlin to see a friend, and Ireland on the way home because I’ve always liked it
Obviously “RTW #2″ doesn’t quite count as a “round the world trip” because I never properly went all the way around, but if you have a better explanation for what I did I’d like to hear it.