Thursday, September 22, 2011


As you should know by now, I'm an avid traveler (why are those words always paired?).  I am lucky enough to have many holidays to take advantage of this wanderlust. I am looking to the end of the year and trying to figure out where to go.  I won't be going home for Christmas since I have to work until the 23rd of December.  It would just be silly to rush home for a specific day.  Instead I'll travel for about six weeks. I'd like to hear about places you've been in Asia.  Where would you recommend? Where would you skip? How long do I need to see that place and what are the points of interest?

I've been to most of Vietnam, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Cambodia, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Kota Kinabalu in Malaysia, Yogyakarta, Padang, Bogor, and Bali in Indonesia, Hong Kong and Macau.

Where next? Should I just throw a dart?

All suggestions welcome.  Even secondary.  If a friend went somewhere and loved it, pass the word on to me.

I am really considering a return to Vietnam, then Laos and/or Thailand.  What about places in Indonesia? Where are the cheap flights? Cheap hostels? Good food?

I'm still making a decision about next year, but I'll put out an all call that this may be the last time people can come visit.  No guarantee I'll be here next year so take advantage now, or soon.


  1. Why not try North East Asia? I know you aren't exactly a fan of Korean bureaucracy but life in Seoul seems a lot easier with four seasons, great public transportation, twice the salary, and still only five hours by plane from South East Asia.

  2. Korea? Are you kidding? I couldn't imagine dealing with all the bs I am not, but also being surrounded day and night by Koreans, K-pop, Kimchi and the like. I never applied for work in Korean, China or Japan even though there is lots to be had and higher salaries because I have absolutely no interest in those places culturally. I know the packed cities, the lack of signs in English, etc would drive me bonkers.

    I appreciate the insight though. Cheers!