Asia has always been pictured as exotic in our minds. Stunning beaches, beautiful landscapes, kind people, tasty food, special aura and unique cultures are only few of the things which attract us to explore this vast continent.
Actually our entire philosophy about life changed during our 6 month stay in India back in 2010 when we realized that happiness can be found through smiles and love, by traveling and gathering experiences, not money.
Keeping that in mind we decided that we must go back and get lost in the interesting Asian culture.
During our journey we will once again film a documentary with our experiences and do fundraising for the volunteering programs we will participate in Nepal, Cambodia and Vietnam.
So, we are going:
From New Delhi to Beijing!
3 charity projects
The route we are going to take is:
14.12.2015: Starting from the chaotic capital of India, New Delhi, we will get back to some crazy ricksaw rides and visit the magestic monument of love, Taj Mahal in Agra, our favorite Golden Temple in Amritsar, the home of Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and many more before we continue to Nepal.
There we will work for a few weeks with Social Impact, a local organization that helps rebuilding Nepal after the earthquakes recently. Our next station will be Thailand, the most accessible exotic destination on Earth! After immersing with the Buddhist culture and resting a bit in the blonde beaches, we will continue to the multicultural Malaysia, tasting every single dish of the Chinese-Indian-Malay mix street food, visiting the Batu Caves and the space-age high-rises of Kuala Lumpur!
The best of East and West combine to form the super-powered Singapore and we definitely need to check it out. Indonesia is also in our list, with Jakarta, Bali and Jogjakarta being on the top of it :)
After flying from Bali to Siem Reap, we are entering Cambodia, a country with a history both inspiring and depressing, a captivating destination that casts a spell on all those who visit. Angkor Wat temple complex is definitely on our list, as for every traveler that is wandering in this part of the world!
Our journey will continue to Vietnam, a kaleidoscope of vivid colors and subtle shades, exotic sights and curious sounds, grand architecture and deeply moving war sites. There, we will charge our batteries organizing the third and last volunteering project of AsiaQuest.
Laos comes next, where we will explore the beautiful landscapes, the glimmering rice paddies and get to know the richly ethnic groups.. pure magic!
After all the amazing experiences, we will enter China for the final part of the trip. Erke, the massive Chinese sportswear brand who is sponsoring our clothes for the trip, motivated us to organize AsiaQuest and will host us in various cities like Hong Kong, Xiamen, Shanghai and Beijing, when we will finish in 14.06.2015 and fly back home!