Migrationology Plans for the Next 6 Months

By Mark Wiens 3 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