My Best and Worst Travel Moments of 2016

Last Updated on November 29, 2019 by Christine Kaaloa

Adios 2016! You were a good but challenging year.

Here’s a flashback of the best and worst moments of 2016. I actually started filming it at the tail end of 2015 starting my three month trip, through ThailandTaiwan, Borneo and India.

At the beginning of 2016 even though I was already on the road I really wasn’t sure how it’s going to make travel happen for me or how I was going to afford it. So I really milked that trip and made every choice count. Fortunately through the good graces of God, more travel happened, it was international and it afforded me a China visa, two trips to China and a trip to Kauai (this was actually an acting project).

But this video is about those little things which can make it or break my travels when I’m on the road. First up I’m gonna show you the worst of my travels.

The Worst Moments in Travel:

  • Overstaying my tourist visa in Thailand
  • Equipment Breakdowns
  • Inconvenient Truths

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  • Getting Sick from Bad Food

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  • Mysterious Travel Ailments & Viruses
  • Worst Tour of 2016

 Speedboat tour to Phi Phi Islands

  • New Discoveries of the Unpleasant Kind

Sea Lice

  • Bad Weather

Snowstorm in China

  • Packing Mishaps & Fails

Packing for Winter Travel  (video coming!)

The Best Moments in Travel:

  • Wasn’t on my bucket list (But should’ve been):

Caving  (Soppong/BangMapha, Thailand)

Liveaboard Dive Vacation in the Similan Islands  (Khao Lak, Thailand)

  • Bucket List Festivals:

Yee Ping Lantern Festival & Loy Krathong (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

Phuket Vegetarian Festival (Phuket, Thailand)

Diwali (Varanasi, India)

Pushkar Camel Fair (Pushkar, India)

  • Eco Friendly Destinations  :

Bako National Park, Sarawak, Borneo

  • My Longest Ride (the most transportation transfers in a day):

Darjeeling to Pelling (West Sikkim)

  • Favorite Tours  (These are also my favorite YouTube videos of 2016):

Taipei Eats

Kolkata Food Walk 

  • China and my Travel Industry

Trip Planning for China (Qinghai) & Travel Survival Tips for China

  • First YouTube Collab

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What were your best and worst travel moments of 2016?

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