GEEO Bangkok To Hanoi Trip - Summer 2013 #GEEO13 - Ed Campos Jr

iMovie Trailer: Bangkok to Hanoi

My name is Ed Campos Jr. and this is a site I created to document my trip to South East Asia during the Summer of 2013.  I grew up in a little agricultural Central California town called, Earlimart, where the official Population is 3,000 people, but the unofficial, mostly undocumented hard working unofficial population is twice that.  So forgive me if i get a little too enthused but it's a blessing for someone like me from the little town i grew up in to be able to see the world like this.  I think my passion for international
travel was sparked when i hiked Half Dome in Yosemite 2 years ago.  By hiking to the top of Half Dome, i conquered my fear of heights.  
Standing on top of Half Dome and looking out at all that beauty felt like I was on another planet and lit the fire for me, creating a desire to see what else God has put on this earth for us.  I had traveled a lot in the U.S. for my job as an IT Consultant after college, visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, New York, and Canada.  After half dome, i decided to do some research and travel to a new country every summer.  I love conveying to my students that no matter what their background is they can do anything and travel anywhere.  I relish the opportunity to stretch my students vision of what is possible and plant the seeds of global travel.
I have been teaching high school math and a few adult math classes for the past 8 years in Central California.  I feel extremely blessed to influence and mentor the students and people around me and very fortunate have discovered an amazing non-profit organization that provides discounted travel packages for teachers wanting to travel and bring their experience back to their classroom and students. GEEO(Global Exploration for Educators Organization) takes groups of about 10-12 teachers from all over the U.S. to all over the World.  They are dedicated to encouraging and assisting as many teachers as possible to travel abroad and then share their experiences with their students upon their return to the classroom.  During the summer of 2012,  i experienced my first GEEO trip when i participated in their 'Costa Rica Adventure'.  It was an amazing experience and i made some great new friends along the way.  In 2013, i traveled with GEEO on their 'Peru/Inca Trail' trip and created my first travel blog.  This will be my third trip with GEEO and my first time in a non-spanish speaking country so i'm looking forward to being out of my comfort zone(i speak spanish fluently).  I was even interviewed in the CTA(California Teachers Association) Magazine, "California Educator" on Page 10-12 of the May 2013 issue.

I've included some Google Maps and descriptions of our GEEO Teacher Travel Group's itinerary in each city below.  Enjoy!

Bangkok, Thailand



Chiang Mai

Chiang Khong District, Chiang Rai

Mekong River

Luang Prabang

Vang Vieng


Hanoi, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Bangkok to Hanoi GEEO Trip