Highlights of Our 2011 Travel Adventures in Photos
We’d like to say THANK YOU from the depths of our hearts for your support and readership throughout the year!
What a year it has been!
We kicked off the year with our honeymoon in Japan and is bidding 2011 goodbye from Spain. Throughout, we’ve shared our adventures with you through this site.
We officially launched Idelish with the new design and layout in April of this year and have been blogging on this new site for 8 full months! We’ve received tremendous support both from the travel and blogging community as well as from our friends, families and readers!
We’d like to say THANK YOU from the depths of our hearts and wish you all the wonderful things the new year brings!
As we reflect on the year 2011, we’d like to highlight some of our most memorable experiences from 2011 for us here at Idelish..
We kicked off the year celebrating our honeymoon traveling around Japan. Here, we visited Jigokudani Monkey Park in Nagano and hung out with the snow monkeys.
Staying at a Ryokan is an experience everyone should try if they have the opportunity to! We stayed at a ryokan on our trip to Noboribetsu Onsen in Sapporo.
We took the shinkansen and traveled from Kyoto to Kobe just to have Kobe beef for lunch!
Ate “Genghis Khan” Mutton Grill in Sapporo, Japan
Delicious charcoal fired, juicy, mouthwatering mutton grill. Need I say more?
Visited Taj Mahal in Agra, India
We visited India with our families. Taj Mahal was one of my favorite stops on our trip around the Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur).
We had the privilege to visit Thiksey Monastery in Leh. We were mesmerized by the beauty of mother nature and the monasteries built into the mountains!
We learnt the use of a magic word, “Juleh” while in Leh. Check out our post to learn why it’s magic!
At 15,000ft, it got really cold at night. However, it was worth it as we were camped out right beside the beautiful Lake Pangong, a lake that is owned by India AND China!
We learnt surfing in Maui with Goofy Foot Surf School. They had a “you’ll surf on your first try or your lesson is free” policy. Nothing to lose, we thought! We both successfully surfed on our first try!
We left our hotel at around 3am to reach the top of Mt. Haleakala at 5am, before sunrise. It was freezing cold, windy and dark. The beautiful sunrise made it all worth it!
Camped at Olson-Kundig Designed Cabins, Rolling Huts at Winthrop, WA
We camped at Rolling Huts cabins, designed by famous architects, Olson and Kundig. It really was luxury camping as our cabin had mattresses, wifi, mirowave, fireplace, heating and balcony. Needless to say, it was an amazing trip!
We went scuba diving in Cozumel and saw an abundance of beautiful marine life. Among them was a resting Nurse Shark at about 90ft underwater!
We had the chance to interact with these prehistoric looking creatures during a visit to Stingray City when our cruise ship stopped at Grand Cayman.
We did not plan for such a hectic year of travels but are glad we jumped on every opportunity we got to travel. With travels to India, Hawaii, Japan and Caribbean,2011 is going to be a difficult year to beat in terms of amount of travelling we can do in a year!
We sincerely hope you’ve all had a great year as well!
Here’s to another year of great adventures and travel stories!
We wish you all the very best 2012 can bring!