Countries we plan to travel through

“How many countries will we be traveling through for the one year trip?” Joani asked out of the blue one day.

I estimated, “At least 10 to 15 countries and maybe even up to 20 countries!”

“Um…that would mean that adding to the 22 countries we had already been to, I would have traveled to perhaps 40 countries after this year. Not bad for a 14 year old!” Joani calculated.

Joani holding flags of sone of the countries she had been to.
Joani holding flags of sone of the countries she had been to.

For the one year trip, we want to travel along the silk road “back to Jerusalem” with the purpose of getting to know the common

We wanted to know the countries and the people first hand, believing that they are no different than us, who also have laughters, tears, dreams and hopes.

people of central Asia and the Middle East. So much of what we have heard on the news are negative. We wanted to know the countries and the people first hand, believing that they are no different than us, who also have laughters, tears, dreams and hopes.

Thinking about the different possible countries we might go thru is both exciting and daunting at the same time. Two factors guided the countries we plan to travel through: 1) Ease of getting visa and 2) Good weather condition when we plan to be there.

travel route Feb 22

With these in mind, here is our list:

East, Central, South Asia:

Middle East:

Eastern Europe:

Western Europe: (If time and finance permits)

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