On January 7 - January 30, 2005, the two of us took a fantastic trip to Southeast Asia. We visited four countries, stopped over in two others, took off and landed eight times, took two ferry treks and a day-long boat trek (plus countless other short boat trips), logged hundreds of miles in cars, and took the Orient Express up from Singapore to Bangkok. Oh, and we walked a couple dozen miles easy, including hiking through rainforests in a couple different countries. This is a running diary that we kept (more or less) during our trip, complete with some of the 1500 pictures we took during the trip. Without further adieu...

January 7 Drive up to LAX, check in
January 8 On the plane, crossing the international dateline
January 9 Stop in Hong Kong, arrival in Kuala Lumpur
January 10 Day trip around KL, dinner atop Menara KL
January 11 Petronas Towers, lake gardens, pool time, firefly excursion
January 12 Flight to Singapore, dinner atop Stamford Swissotel
January 13 Singapore Zoo, Mandai Orchid Garden, Night Safari
January 14 Singapore Botanic Gardens, night out on Orchard Road
January 15 Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Ferry to Bintan, Indonesia, massages
January 16 Dolphin Lodge in Batam, Indonesia, day at beach and pool
January 17 Ferry to Singapore, drinks at Raffles, dinner along Boat Quay
January 18 Jurong Bird Park, Chinatown, drinks at Harry's
January 19 Board Orient Express, day on train, brief stop in Kuala Lumpur
January 20 Day on train, excursion to Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia
January 21 Bridge over River Kwai, arrive in Bangkok, night out on town
January 22 Grand Palace, Wat Po, shopping around Bangkok
January 23 Ayutthaya day trip, dinner outdoors atop State Tower, night out
January 24 Shopping, drive to Pattaya, night out along Beach Rd
January 25 Nong Nooch Botanic Gardens
January 26 Drive to Bangkok, fly to Phuket, lounge around resort
January 27 Beach day, trip to Patong Beach, night out on Soi Bangla
January 28 Phang Nga Bay boat excursion, lounge around
January 29 Khao Phra Taew National Park, lounge around, massages
January 30 Fly back to LAX, via Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong, drive home