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The Travels of Dane Hodges
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 9:07 PM
Traveller Dane Hodges does SE Asia
Dane Hodges in the land of Lora Craft, Siem Reap, Cambodia
This blog details the travels of a young Micronesian boy, five year old Dane Hodges, and his exploits around the islands, from his home on the Northern Marianas Island of Saipan, and around the Pacific Rim and his East Asian neighborhood.  Inspired by “Saipan: The World’s Greatest place to be a little boy” and expanded on 2011 adventures that included Korea, Japan, China, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Rota, Tinian, Pompeii, Borneo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Guam, Thailand, America, and the Philippines.






Where to next? Dane Hodges Thailand






Dane was exposed to both rural tranquility and urban expansion of the Far East, witnessing the poverty of crowded cities and opulence of past kingdoms.  Dane made change with a every currency in dozens of markets, modeling tribal clothing and sampling food from afar including such delicacies as insects and raw seafood while watching food vendors market snake, spiders, beatles, centipedes, and a wide assortment of other insects.



The traveler's favorite is animals, and he got to see quite a few in 2011.  He saw some in the wild, including a tiger in Thailand, a pygmy elephant in Borneo, and dolphins and rays in Micronesia.  He saw many others in nine zoos including a panda, and sealife in multiple aquariums



Dane Hodges somewhere in SE Asia







Dane may now qualify as a young expert in comparing restaurants, pools, souvenirs, tourist sites, and ice cream shops in SE Asia and the Pacific Rim.








Dane Hodges in the Borneo rainforest

Some of Dane's favorite activities during the 2011 travels were riding the bable car up to the Great Wall at Mutianyu outside Beijing, China, hiking the trails of the Mt. Kinabaloo rainforest, and finding little animals from the Great Wall to the Angkor Wat ruins in Siem Reap, Cambodia.





Lets roll, Dane Hodges in Thailand

Of course we had to drag Mom around, which slowed us down some, and was probably the reason we cut Nepal and Tibet out of the trip.  But still he sojourned on through rice fields, walking dusty roads, and marched through jungle that backpackers wouldn't dream.



Dane Hodges and daddy ride tuk-tuk
Dane Hodges plays in the surf

The modes of travel were quite interesting as well, from 27 flights, ferries, and multiple subways, LRTs, monorails, and trains including the Chinese bullet, to every local mode from man drawn rickshaws and peddle trikes, to jeepnies, tuk-tuks, baht buses, romos, carriages, ponys, and even an elephant




Dane Hodges races brother Josh on Great Wall, China




This blogs chapters are Micronesia, Philippines, Borneo, Malaysia & Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Loas & Burma, China, Korea & Japan, and the Marianas Islands.

Dane walks the road to Bentai Srai, Cambodia

Resting in ruins, Cambodia

The tomb raider
Elephants love the traveller, Chang Mai, Thailand
Favorite activity in 2011 was the elephants of Thailand
Micronesian boys find water anywhere, KL, Malaysia
Feeding birds in an ancient city, Thailand
Dane Hodges has friends in the Philippines!
Dane Hodges, Humphrey Bogart, and Jerry Lewis lunch in PI
Hat shopping in a Lao market
Welcome to Myanmar, or Burma
Taking a break outside Angkor Wat, Cambodia
The Tomb Raider gets around, Cambodia
The Last Japanese Command Post, Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands
Hiking Indonesia
Taking a break in the hutongs, Beijing, China
Josh L and Dane Hodges R, Forbidden City, China

A borneo water falls







Dane Hodges Saipan CNMI US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island




Dane Hodges Saipan CNMI US Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands travels traveler China Cambodia Thailand Philippines Korea Japan Micronesia Burma Myanmar Borneo KL Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Lao Indonesia Marianas Trench National Monument America Florida Disney World Sea World Great Wall Mutianyu Forbidden City Summer Palace Tiananmen Square Ancient City Bagan Siem Reap Angkor Wat Mt Kinabalu Tinian Rota Guam Chang Mai Rai Ponape Palau Yap Kosrae Truk Forbidden Island Bird Traveler Travels Jose Rizal Marco Polo Genghis Khan Kublai Khan hutongs Ron Hodges Ronnie Josh Jeanne golf scuba diving beach Pacific tropics Battle of Saipan Saipan Real Estate Realty agent broker land sales leasing Manila Beijing Bangkok Tokyo Inchon Seoul Tianjin Hong Kong Cincinnati Fairfield Hamilton Ohio Morgan Slone Bulacan Obando Sunshine 100 Governor Ben Fitial Jack Abramoff corruption poverty federalization President Obama Bush CNRA persona non grata consultant







s travels traveler China Cambodia Thailand Philippines Korea Japan Micronesia Burma Myanmar Borneo KL Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Lao Indonesia Marianas Trench National Monument America Florida Disney World Sea World Great Wall Mutianyu Forbidden City Summer Palace Tiananmen Square Ancient City Bagan Siem Reap Angkor Wat Mt Kinabalu Tinian Rota Guam Chang Mai Rai Ponape Palau Yap Kosrae Truk Forbidden Island Bird Traveler Travels Jose Rizal Marco Polo Genghis Khan Kublai Khan hutongs Ron Hodges Ronnie Josh Jeanne golf scuba diving beach Pacific tropics Battle of Saipan Saipan Real Estate Realty agent broker land sales leasing Manila Beijing Bangkok Tokyo Inchon Seoul Tianjin Hong Kong Cincinnati Fairfield Hamilton Ohio Morgan Slone Bulacan Obando Sunshine 100 Governor Ben Fitial Jack Abramoff corruption poverty federalization President Obama Bush CNRA persona non grata consultant

 

 


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