#30First: Sri Lanka and Vietnam

My #30First Itinerary: Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, May 2014 (Map courtesy of Google Maps)
Yep, it's that time of the year again.

May is my birth month and what better way to celebrate it than to do what I love, with the people that I love. As it is turning out to be an annual tradition, I'll be on the road for 31 days to celebrate my 31st birthday! For the first time, I'm so looking forward to celebrating my 60th someday!

The highlight of this #30First trip will be a 10-day #BackpackSriLanka tour, and a two-week trip with my sister in #Vietnam4Two. I will be stopping by Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia along the way. (See map and itinerary below.)
I will be posting updates (hopefully) on Twitter (@greenminds and @LastRowTraveler), Instagram (@LastRowTraveler) and Facebook using the hashtags (all those with #) above.

So, why #30First? Aside from the fact that it's my 31st birthday (yep, proud of my age), I also want to make this special by doing 31 things for the first time. Or doing 31 special things. A running list will be posted here.

So, why Sri Lanka? That question deserves a separate blog post. Here.

Here's my itinerary for 31 days in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

The KL Stopover
May 15, Flight to Kuala Lumpur
May 16 - 20, KL with local friends

 My #BackpackSriLanka Itinerary: Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Ella, Tissa, Yala, Galle, Negombo, May 2014
(Photo courtesy of Google Map)
May 20, Flight to Colombo, City Tour
May 21, Train Ride to Kandy
May 22, Around Kandy (Temple of Tooth, Botanical Garden, Landy Lake
May 23, Rent a car from Kandy to Nuwara Eliya (Tea Plantations, Tea Museum, Ramboda Falls)
May 24, Scenic Train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
May 25, Rent a car from Ella to Tissa
May 26, Safari in Yala National Park for Leopards, wild elephants and many more
May 26, Five hour trip to Galle via local bus
May 27, Around Galle (Galle Fort, Clock Tower, beaches)
May 28, Train to Colombo, and Train to Negombo

May 29, Flight to Bangkok, City Tour
May 30, Meet up with local friends
May 31, Travel to Siem Reap
June 1, Siem Reap Day
June 2, Siem Reap Day, Leave for Phnom Phen
June 3, Phnom Phen Day
June 4, Leave for Saigon
My #ThaiCambodiaQuickie and #Vietnam4Itinerary, May 2014 (Photo courtesy of Google Map)
June 4, Dinner with friends
June 5, Date with Sister
June 6, Leave for Nah Thrang
June 7, Arrive in Nah Thrang, Nah Thrang Day
June 8, Diving in Nah Thrang
June 9, Flight to Hanoi, Hanoi Day
June 9, Train to Sapa
June 10, Arrival in Cao Lai
June 10, Sapa Day
June 11, Sapa Day
June 12, Depart for Hanoi
June 13, Arrive in Hanoi
June 13, Depart for Halong Bay
June 14, Halong Bay
June 15, Halong Bay
June 16, Depart for Hanoi
June 16, Flight to Manila

Tara, byahe tayo!

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