What an adventure (SE Asia)


1 idea, 1 baby, 1 husband and wife, 2 backpacks, 2 daypacks, 1 buggy, 6 months, 25 weeks, 176 days, 175 nights, 6 countries, 55 destinations, 70 temporary homes, 67 guest houses, 2 friends houses, 1 tree house, 525 meals, 12 planes, 66 taxis, 11 cars, 22 buses, 17 coaches, 14 ferries, 7 MRT journeys, 6 4x4s, 23 local minibuses, 6 speedboats, 8 tourist buses, 2 rib boats, 3 x cycle rickshaws, 1 tourist boat, 4 trains, 1 horse and cart, 3 motor rickshaws, 14 sky trains, 5 underground trains, 1 canoe, 1 small wooden boat, 1 jeep, 2 tug boats, 6 long-tail boats, 38 tuk tuks, 10 saangthaew , 1 elephant, first 2 baby steps, 9 new teeth, 2 baby haircuts, 19 new words, 1 happy toddler, 1 new job, 1 new life…

…a backpack, a buggy, a baby 

1 BIG adventure.

backpacking with a baby SE Asia

Heathrow Airport aged 11 months, day 4 of our trip in Tioman, a toddling chap on China beach and 18 months old at the end of our journey.

3 responses »

  1. I love love love your blog, I don’t understand why you don’t have hundreds of comments, I think it’s wonderful.

    I’m 16 weeks pregnant, my partner and I had intended to travel before we had children, but it looks like after would be a whole load of great too. We’re reaching the end of a year in Aus now (also from the UK). Since right now I’m not busy and overwhelmed with a new baby, I’m doing as much research as I can. I do hope I don’t give up on this after the baby is born! You’ve been an amazing starting point. I’ve not finished reading all your posts and am interspersing my notes from you with other sites and my lonely planet, but I’m certain I’ll have some questions. Could I email you? If WordPress doesn’t give you my address, then it’s my first name (which it does give you) then dunlop(at)gmail.com.

    Either way, thank you for your blog, it’s given us hope and inspiration! 🙂


    • Hi Mhari,

      Thank you so much. I am very happy that I ma able to help people as I found it very difficult to find much info on the topic.
      Of course, feel free to email me on suedobb@hotmail.com OR if you think others might appreciate the answer then post it on the blog site. We are now based in KL (the risk did pay off!) and I’m working full time, but I will do my best to email back as quickly as possible. Fire away….
      Take care and hope you are feeling good with your pregnancy. 🙂

  2. I am so glad i read this!! Going to visit a friend in Cambodia soon and want to take my 1yo. He is definetly coming now! Thanks for the confidence boost! I may ask more questions as they arise 🙂

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