I kept a handwritten journal throughout the trip, and this is that journal entered as though it were an ongoing blog. I have added illustrations, and some comments that came to mind later.
The pictures here are like a book cover, and are some of my favorites from the trip. We hope you enjoy this blog and perhaps find some of the contents to be useful in your own travel plans! Because blogs work in reverse chronological order, you might want to start at the end to do the trip the way we did.