7 weeks in asia mapThis was our first “Grand Journey”. It was shortly after the terrorist bombings of the World Trade Center in New York. We had a cruise lined up, but with the dramatic decrease in travel after “September 11th”, our cruise line went bankrupt. So in practically no time, Kathy changed our plan (a cruise from Greece to Singapore – or maybe the other way) and we set off for a 7 week tour in southeast Asia.