Why Travel to Southeast Asia?
I didn’t travel ‘exotically’ last year – I traveled, but nothing that required spending an entire 24+ hours to get where I was going. In the Fall, after not going ‘exotic,’ I got the travel itch to head international again. I wanted to be miserable in a coach seat for 16 hours only to spend another 4 hours in an airport bar before yet another flight. I wanted to walk out of an airport and not be able to hold a conversation with my taxi driver. And most importantly, I just wanted to wander something new and alien – somewhere curiously different.
So as what seems to becoming routine for me, I’m hopefully in an ambien-induced coma somewhere over the Pacific right now as this posts, on my way to the Philippines.
After booking and planning this trip a few months ago, it was incredible how many people have said to me, “What’s up with you and Asia?” (I’m having deja vu…)
But that’s a lie… I totally do know.
CONS – Why Not Travel to Southeast Asia?
- It’s a long flight
- Big Spiders
- Jet Lag
PROS – Why Travel to Southeast Asia?
- It’s cheap and my fancy-ass enjoys living like royalty once and a while since I can’t afford it at home
- Beautiful landscapes – jungles, mountains, beaches, rice terraces, limestone karsts
- Parties… or complete solitude
- There’s deep, interesting history to explore
- $0.80 beers
- It’s easy and cheap to get around
- The people are super friendly
- The organized chaos in the cities
- The food
And then I’ll just leave these here…
Tonsai Bay, Thailand
Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Kuang Si Falls, Laos
The Mekong River, Laos
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
See ya in a month….