Saturday, March 21, 2015

2014 Travel Mash-up; Life-changing Adventures beyond 8 Countries

inside Europe, Africa and Asia... 50 days on 8 countries, 20 flights on 7 different airlines...
June 27 to August 15, 2014

6th OFW vacation; 2nd Ultimate backpacking across 3 Continents

"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world" - Gustave Flaubert

A mash-up is a song composition created by blending two or more pre-recorded songs, or usually by overlaying the vocal track of one song seamlessly over the instrumental track of another. It is also a video combining multiple pre-existing video sources with no discernible relation with each other into a unified video. As for me, I used the term mash-up in travel to blend or combine the function of plane tickets to two destinations. The departure on one destination is the arrival to new destination, not the usual round-trip flight going to original airport departure. The process is not that comparable with the song/video, but somehow the essence is there.

2nd long term travel from June 27 to August 15, 2014. Sightseeing mash-up travels across the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia; 25 days in western side composed of United Kingdom, Morocco, Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania and another 25 days in eastern side composed of Philippines, Indonesia, Japan. 8 countries in 3 continents, 50 days with 20 flights on 7 airlines, countless bus rides, food trips and life-changing adventures...

I called this trip as the most extreme and expensive travel I ever planned because of the highlight adventure for every countries included. 1st was the 21.7km biking to Stonehenge in Salisbury to Amesbury, England of United Kingdom. 2nd was the camel back-ride to Sahara desert night camping in Morocco. 3rd was the parachute gliding above the cotton castle and balloon flight ride in Turkey. 4th was the Masai Mara safari ride and camping in Kenya. 5th was the 6-days Machame route for 5,895masl trekking of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. 6th was the family road trip in Northeastern Mindanao (CARAGA Region) of Philippines. 7th was the adventurous river white-water rafting and tubing in Bali, Indonesia. Finally (8th), revisiting Japan for the 3,776masl self-guided solo night trekking to Mt.Fuji via Yoshida trail.

2014 travel mash-up; backpacking across 3 continents (fridge magnet souvenirs)

2014 travel mash-up; backpacking across 3 continents (global mapping)

KUWAIT LONDON DIRECT ONE-WAY Kuwait Airways $70.00 zed 03-Jun-14 27-Jun-14
LONDON MARRAKECH DIRECT ONE-WAY British Airways $208.74 promo 28-May-14 03-Jul-14
CASABLANCA ISTANBUL DIRECT ONE-WAY Air Arabia $188.90 promo 08-Jun-14 06-Jul-14
ISTANBUL NAIROBI CAIRO ONE-WAY Egypt Air $480.81 regular 21-Jun-14 10-Jul-14
NAIROBI KUWAIT ADDIS ABABA ONE-WAY Ethiopian Air $397.67 regular 21-Jun-14 21-Jul-14
MANILA BUTUAN DIRECT ROUNDTRIP Cebu Pacific $36.92 promo 26-Sep-13 24-Jul-14
MANILA BALI DIRECT ROUNDTRIP Cebu Pacific $138.15 promo 25-Jan-14 02-Aug-14
MANILA NAGOYA DIRECT ONE-WAY Cebu Pacific $115.00 promo 17-Apr-14 07-Aug-14
TOKYO MANILA DIRECT ONE-WAY Cebu Pacific $115.00 promo 17-Apr-14 13-Aug-14

TOTAL: $1,751.19

UNITED KINGDOM 27-Jun to 03-Jul 6 Summer $583.95 $1,544.87 3 west-end shows, biking to stonehenge
MOROCCO 03-Jul to 06-Jul 4 Summer $235.17 $426.01 Zagora 2D1N tour (camel backride & sahara desert camping)
TURKEY 07-Jul to 10-Jul 4 Summer $541.80 $672.67 paragliding above cotton castle, balloon flight above Cappadocia
KENYA 11-Jul to 14-Jul 3 Winter $1,820.00 $2,884.93 Masai Mara 3D2N Safari ride
TANZANIA 14-Jul to 21-Jul 8 Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame route 6D5N hiking
PHILIPPINES 24-Jul to 29-Jul 6 Summer $618.23 $811.76 CARAGA (Mindanao) Region Family road trip
INDONESIA 02-Aug to 05-Aug 3 Summer $386.42 $524.76 Bali River rafting & tubing
JAPAN 07-Aug to 13-Aug 6 Summer $660.78 $1,015.50 Mt. Fuji 2D1N, Nagoya to Tokyo

TOTAL: $7,880.50

Mt. Kilimanjaro Machame route 6-Days personal journal


  1. wow... among the mountains and sights i long to see...
    great inspiration up there :)

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