HK2NY: HONG KONG TO NEW YORK

THE ROUTE

How much did the whole trip cost? Keep in mind we did a huge trip! This budget video gives you a break down of the cost plus ideas for doing a much cheaper trip.

 

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This is the hostel we stayed at in Guilin which was our gateaway for all of the things we enjoyed in the surrounding area such as Yangshou and Longji Rice Fields. 

 

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Book the Castaway Island tour we did! Organised by Vietnam Backpackers Hostel (stay in the origianl hostel in Hanoi rather than downtown), they can sort you out with loads of great things to do in Vietnam.

 

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Want to backpack around South East Asia? Nomadic Matt's blog gives a comprehensive breakdown of everything you need to know to get started on your trip. 

 

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Do the Flight of the Gibbon zipline course we did in Chiang Mai! It was a bit pricey but by FAR the best thing we did there, cannot recommend it enough.

 

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Book yourself onto the Shangri La party boat that we were on in Koh Phi Phi. Easily the best way to see all the top sites around Phi Phi including The Beach, plus it's all you can drink - all day long!

 

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This is Nick's Homestay, the beautiful place we stayed at in Ubud. 

 

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Check out the party boat we were on in the Gili Islands, they also do other trips around the area.

 

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Book the Wayoutback Tour we did from Darwin to Alice Springs. The Crocodile Rock takes you to all of the top spots you'll want to see in the Outback, and with a bit of luck you'll have Scotty as a guide!

 

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Nomadic Matt's top tips of for backpacking in Australia, all the best destinations, budgeting ideas, everything you need to know.

 

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Book yourself a trip on the British Defender through the Whitsunday Islands. 

 

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Book a Fraser Island 4WD Jeep 3 day / 2 night tour. The most fun you'll have on the east coast of Australia!

 

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We did the Funky Chicken pass with the Kiwi Experience, check it out here, have a look at their other itineraries, and keep an eye out for their deals - they often have over 50% off their passes!

 

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Find out where all of the Lord of the Rings film locations are in New Zealand, a great catalyst to take you to off the beaten track spots.

 

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Iguazu Falls blog on Brazilian side v Argentinian side. In short, do both! Bit if you can only do one, do the Argentinian side. 

 

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There's so much to do in Rio de Janeiro, including hang gliding, check out Rio Adventures for a wide variety of amazing activities. 

 

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Book the G Adventures tour we did that includes the Inca Trail and the trip to the Amazon jungle. Their success level is simply fantastic, can't recommend them enough.

 

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Check out G Adventures packing list and tips for doing the Inca Trail. 

 

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Stay at the Aqua Lounge in Bocas del Toro and perfect your swing-flip-dive-thing.

 

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Stay at the Naked Tiger Hostel in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua and start your Sunday Funday!

 

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America is filled with so many spectacular National Parks, check out this video of when Karl visited them 2 years before HK2NY when there wasn't a government shutdown!

 

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If you don't fancy doing a road trip check out all of these tours around North America to give you loads of ideas for your trips.

 

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HK2NY EP1: HONG KONG & CHINA

HK2NY EP2: VIETNAM, LAOS & CAMBODIA

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DATE

February 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

The journey begins with the pre-trip build up before flying to Hong Kong for a few nights.

 

The major culture shock of China provides the first real challenge as they arrive for Chinese New Year before heading into the stunning countryside of Yangshou and the Longji Rice Fields.

 
 

Ever wanted to quit your job and go travelling round the world? 

 

Well Karl & James did and they filmed it all!

 

Watch Karl & James’ backpacking documentary series as they travel through 20 countries in 4 continents over 9 months, covering a distance of over 42,000 miles.

 

Select an episode below...

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4 Bali.jpg
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7 New Zealand.jpg
8 Argentina & Brazil.jpg
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DATE

February 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

 Action packed journey through South East Asia. 

 

Partying on Castaway Island in Halong Bay; tubing in Laos; nightmare overnight bus journies; firing AK-47s; discovering the Killing Fields in Cambodia; exploring the world famous Angkor Wat and getting ripped off in the floating villages. 

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DATE

March 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

 Starting with the craziness of Khao San Road in Bangkok, they travel north to the jungles of Chiang Mai for some zip lining, elephant riding and more. 
 
Following this they head way down to the southern islands to party in paradise including visiting the beach from The Beach.

 

HK2NY EP3: THAILAND

 

DATE

April 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

 Things don't go to plan in Malaysia so the guys by themselves extra time in Bali.
 
Soaking up the sun and enjoying the party boat in the Gili Islands, encountering monkeys in Ubud and climbing the volcano of Mt Batur. 

 

HK2NY EP4: BALI

DATE

May 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

 Road trip through the Outback exploring the national parks with a fantastic group and a guide that pushed their experience to another level.
 
Crocodile Dundee, didgeridoos, snakes, spiders - every Australian cliché you can think of is here.

 

HK2NY EP5: AUSTRALIA PT 1

DATE

May - June 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

Finishing off the Outback experience with Ayers Rock and Kings Canyon before flying out to the east coast.

 

Working their way from Cairns down to Melbourne, this is one of the most popular backpacking routes in the world

 

HK2NY EP6: AUSTRALIA PT 2

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HK2NY EP7: NEW ZEALAND

DATE

June - July 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

Travelling on the Kiwi Experience bus round both islands of the stunningly beautiful New Zealand.

 

This episode has everything: bungy jumps, sky diving, climbing mountains, glaciers, riding helicopters, visiting Hobbiton, plus all the crazy drunken antics from the bus.

 

HK2NY EP8: ARGENTINA & BRAZIL

DATE

July - August 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

Working their way across South America without knowing a word of Spanish. 

 

Their journey takes them through the Andes to the wineries of Mendoza; the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls; the jungles and beaches of Brazil; finishing off with a fun few days in Rio.

 

HK2NY EP9: PERU

DATE

August 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

The first part of their Peruvian Adventure sees them walking the Inca Trail through the Andes to the world famous Macchu Pichu.

 

Following this they head deep in to the Amazon Jungle encountering all kinds of wildlife along the way.

 

DATE

September 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

The penultimate leg of their 9 month journey. 

 

Island hopping in the Caribbean, going on a jungle cruise in Costa Rica and heading up to Nicaragua for one massive party with the Sunday Funday Pool Crawl.

 

HK2NY EP11: USA & CANADA

DATE

September - November 2013

 

DESCRIPTION

The final journey, driving across America from LA to New York.

 

Travelling along the old Route 66 and then diverting south through Texas towards New Orleans, then up through Nashville to Chicago, popping into Canada to catch up with some friends before finally arriving in New York.

 

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HK2NY EP9+1: PANAMA, COSTA RICA & NICARAGUA

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