The trips on this blog

This page is a summary page for the trips that I have written about on this blog – kind of like a table of contents.

First, here are some general posts that really apply to any trip

Is backpacking something for you?

What to put into your backpack?

Bringing a laptop/netbook on the road

Check out my hostel and guest house reviews

Now, click on a trip below to fly straight to the corresponding section.

>>> Madagascar 2007

>>> South East Asia 2010

>>> China and Hong Kong 2010

>>> Iceland 2010-?


I travelled to Madagascar with my wife in the autumn of 2007.  We went on an organized tour with a company called Exodus.

Here are all the posts from the Madagascar trip. Unfortunately they are still all in Icelandic but I hope to translate them to English soon.

Below is our trip route through Madagascar.  We took three internal flights marked with a broken line.  Solid lines are for bus travel.  Click on the image for a larger version.

Our Madagascar trip

Our trip through Madagascar

South East Asia

I travelled with my wife through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in three months in the beginning of 2010.

Here are all the posts from the South East Asia tour

Below is our trip route through the four countries.  Click on the image for a larger version.

our trip route

Our route through SE Asia


We travelled to Hong Kong and China right after visiting South East Asia.  We travelled through China for a month in the spring of 2010.

All the posts from China and Hong Kong are found here

Below is a map that shows where in China we went.

Our route through China


Travelling through Iceland does not comprise a trip per se.  As Iceland is our home country we’ll travel around here from time to time and blog about our experiences.

All blog posts from Iceland can be found here.

6 responses

11 04 2010
New “Trips” page « Orn's Travel Blog

[…] The trips on this blog […]

30 04 2010
Tristan McCaffrey

Hi Orn,

My name is Tristan, I am from Australia and heading overseas at the end of May..

Love the blog, am just about to head to Europe via China and was tossing up btwn Shanghai and Beijing, I am going with Shanghai now. I have had a few differing opinions, there is also a world expo on in Shanghai so that has helped my decision as well.

Did you get your blog set up from the internet, because I am doing a blog for my family whilst I am away.

All the Best

30 04 2010

Hey Tristan

Thank you for your comment!
We loved Shanghai so I’m sure that you’ll have a good time there. The food is excellent and the atmosphere in the city is great – very modern and slick – and having the expo no doubt only adds to the charm.
Beijing was great as well and maybe has more to offer in terms of sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden City and Tienanmen Square but we felt it lacked in terms of atmosphere.
I set up my blog on and setting everything up took about 10 minutes. It is a great service to throw up a blog and get started. I couldn’t recommend it enough unless you are aiming for a world class blog with thousands of visits per day – then it comes a bit limiting.

All the best Tristan – have a great stopover in China and if you’re European travels take you to Iceland let me know :)
– Ö r n –

2 01 2011
2010 in review « Orn's Travel Blog

[…] The trips on this blog […]

27 01 2011

Hi Orn,
My friend and I went to Shanghai and Vietnam this summer. Your photos and comments were really helpful. It looks like you and your wife had a fantastic adventure. Bravo to you both!

Thank you,
Tina (in Los Angeles)

27 01 2011

ohh that is great! I’m glad we could help someone :)
Thank you for your comment!

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