I have always dream of visiting Asia. My friends from the Real Estate Industry backpacked and visited several countries in the South East. They have lots of tales from their travel. I wished I was able to be with them last year. But since some things came up and my schedule did not fit at all, I wasn’t able to travel with them. I have created my own list though. Believe me these places are just so popular. There is something about Asia that is so mysterious and I am getting ready to discover whatever that is.
Here are the countries on my list:
Thailand. My friend Meryl and her boyfriend spent one month exploring Thailand. It is because there are so many things to do. I heard that the temples are so grand and visiting these temples will give you an idea how their culture is like.
Bangkok will be my first stopover and probably stay in Khao San Road. This is because this street is known to be a backpacker’s street. Foreigners and locals come to this place since it is where the party is. It is also near the temples that I plan to visit. I read Wat Pho, Wat Arun, Wat Suthat, Wat Mahathat are the best temples to see. The floating market is also fascinating of course. While I’m there, I’d like to see Phuket. What is a vacation without going to the beach!
Cambodia. From Thailand, Cambodia is the next stop. I will explore Siem Reap. I can spend a whole day temple hopping. I will witness the sunrise at the Angkor Wat and if you were able to see Tomb Raider, you must have seen the magnificent Ta Prohm.
Vietnam. Going up, my next stop would be Vietnam. I will visit Hanoi to see the Hoan Kiem Lake by night. While in Vietnam, I would not miss Saigon. There is so much history in this particular city I’d like to see.
Laos. You may I ask why would I go to Laos? Why not? I would love to see Luan Prabang which is actually a whole town declared to be one of the World Heritage sites. Vang Vieng is another place in Laos which offers foreigners paradise. I’m also interested for an outdoor adventure at the Bolaven Plateau at the south of Laos and Tad Fane Waterfall. The rainforest that embraced the two waterfalls makes it more majestic.
Myanmar. I will spend a day in a resort in Inle Lake. I imagine it to be relaxing after all the places I have visited. This is going to be my last stop before heading back to London. I would probably allot a day to tour Irrawaddy River as well.
There is something in Asia that intrigues me and soon I will be able to unravel some of its mystery. I will be there by December and I am sure I will not be disappointed. Of course, this list can change. Anything goes for a whole month of adventure!